Silicon carbide as platform for energy applications

Mikael Syväjärvi (Invited author), Valdas Jokubavicius (Invited author), Jianwu Sun (Invited author), Xinyu Liu (Invited author), Ole Martin Løvvik (Invited author), Haiyan Ou (Invited author), Peter Wellmann (Invited author)

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    Silicon carbide is emerging as a novel material for a range of energy and environmental technologies. Previously, silicon carbide was considered as a material mainly for transistor applications. We have initiated the use of silicon carbide material towards optoelectronics in general lighting and solar cells, and further pursue concepts in materials for thermoelectrics, biofuel cells and supercapacitor research proposals. In fact, there are a number of energy applications which can be based on the SiC materials.- Fluorescent SiC for white LED in general lighting - Cubic SiC for a highly efficient solar cell- Cubic SiC for water splitting to generate hydrogen.Further on, we have the following concepts that could be explored- Thermoelectric SiC for electricity generation from heat- Biofuels cells based on carbon electrodes on SiC- Supercapacitors based on sintered SiC and carbon materials.Common to these SiC applications is the knowhow in growth technology based on SiC processes using the sublimation based method. We will give an overview of this new research field and outline the energy applications that could be adressed in a near future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAdvanced Materials World Congress - Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
    Duration: 23 Aug 201526 Aug 2015


    ConferenceAdvanced Materials World Congress
    LocationLinköping University


    • Silicon carbide
    • Energy materials
    • Optoelectronics
    • Solar Cells
    • LEDs


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