Silicon carbide is the result of combining carbon and silicon. It is sometimes abbreviated as SiC. It shares many physical characteristics with diamonds, such as appearance, but it is not related to diamonds. While it can occur naturally, it is more often manufactured artificially. Originally, it was used for grinding wheels because of its abrasive characteristics. Since then, many other properties have been identified that make silicon carbide ideal for use in the manufacture of a number of... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2017. 2p.