Soviet Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 165–166 | Cite as

Niobium carbide heaters used in growing silicon carbide single crystals

  • V. S. Kindysheva
  • L. F. Mal'tseva
  • Yu. M. Shashkov
Test Methods and Properties of Powder Materials


Silicon carbide single crystals can be grown by sublimation by using a furnace with niobium carbide heaters. The working life of these heaters is much greater than that of graphite ones. The crystals are suitable for making light-emitting diodes.


Silicon Furnace Graphite Carbide Niobium 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Kindysheva
    • 1
  • L. F. Mal'tseva
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Shashkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science ProblemsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRUkraine

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