In Volga?s Mordovia, silicon carbide synthesis lab mapped out

In Volga?s Mordovia, silicon carbide synthesis lab mapped outOgarev Mordovia State University in the mid-Volga area has announced plans to allocate about $5m for the creation of its own laboratory to synthesize silicon carbide monocrystals.

Ogarev Mordovia State University in the mid-Volga area has announced plans to allocate about $5m for the creation of its own laboratory to synthesize silicon carbide monocrystals, interregional news portal Regnum reports reports. The university hopes to pick a general contractor for the project based on the results of a tender to be announced on June 4. Commenting on the decision of his Mordovian colleagues, Prof. Yuri Tairov, the head of a similar laboratory at St. Petersburg State Electric Engineering University, said that ?in its properties, silicon carbide is much superior to just silicon, a material widely used as a semiconductor material in electronics? and today, the whole world is working on the improvement of silicon carbide synthesis technologies in a bid to reduce the cost of its production for further use in power electronics...