Smaller, faster, tougher

  title={Smaller, faster, tougher},
  author={Burak Ozpineci and Leon M. Tolbert},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
Silicon has long been the semiconductor of choice for such power electronics. But soon this ubiquitous substance will have to share the spotlight. Devices made from silicon carbide (SiC)-a faster, tougher, and more efficient alternative to straight silicon-are beginning to take off. Simple SiC diodes have already started to supplant silicon devices in some applica tions. And over the last few years, they've been joined by the first commercially available SiC transistors, enabling anew range of… 

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