Thermal Expansion Coefficients of 6H Silicon Carbide

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The thermal expansion of 6H Silicon Carbide with different dopant concentrations of aluminum and nitrogen was determined by lattice parameter measurements at temperatures from 300 K to 1575 K. All samples have a volume of at least 6 x 6 x 6 mm3 to ensure that bulk properties are measured. The measurements were performed with a triple axis diffractometer with high energy x-rays with a photon energy of 60 keV. The values for the thermal expansion coefficients along the a- and c-direction, α11 and α33, are in the range of 3·10-6 K-1 for 300 K and 6·10-6 K-1 for 1550 K. At high temperatures the coefficients for aluminum doped samples are approximately 0.5·10-6 K-1 lower than for the nitrogen doped crystal. α11 and α33 appear to be isotropic.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 600-603)

Edited by:

Akira Suzuki, Hajime Okumura, Tsunenobu Kimoto, Takashi Fuyuki, Kenji Fukuda and Shin-ichi Nishizawa

Pages:

517-520

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.600-603.517

Citation:

M. Stockmeier et al., "Thermal Expansion Coefficients of 6H Silicon Carbide", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 600-603, pp. 517-520, 2009

Online since:

September 2008

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