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Description: Individual hexagonal plate-shaped grains of silicon carbide are visible. The shape of these plates indicates that the silicon carbide is α-SiC, which consists of a mixture of various hexagonal and rhombohedral polytypes of silicon carbide, principally 6H, 15R and 4H in the Ramsdell notation.
Keywords: ceramic • silicon carbide
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Technical ceramics > Silicon carbide and nitride
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Dr K M Knowles, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 01 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1587