Silicon Carbide – Our Home Turf
Much of the pioneering work in silicon carbide research has been carried out in Sweden, starting more than 20 years ago. With Linköping University as the epicenter, development of this material has matured into a wide range of applications.
Our staff at Epiluvac have decades of experience in serving the worldwide community of researchers working with this very demanding material.
A good summary of the history and the current state of silicon carbide research is found in the publication Silicon Carbide Epitaxy, edited by Franceso La Via (Research Signpost 2012).
Silicon carbide devices have many applications, from controlling electrical power in huge trains to tiny gas sensors. With continuous demand for improved energy efficiency, silicon carbide devices have found their place in every progressive design department. But there are new properties and new applications yet to be developed, exciting new challenges to come.
SiC in Sweden
Silicon carbide can be found in nature, and the first observation of silicon carbide occured in Sweden 1824. No wonder much of the pioneering work to develop silicon carbide into an exciting semiconductor material has taken place in Sweden.
*Copyright: Lund University
Graphene – Walking on Thin Carbon
In 2013, the European Commission chose graphene as one of Europe’s first 1,000 MEUR Future Emerging Technology (FET) flagship programs. The gigantic program will be coordinated from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Epiluvac AB intends to be a leading supplier of reactors producing the very best graphene made from SiC.
EU Graphene Flagship: http://graphene-flagship.eu/