Definition of Silicon carbide

1. Noun. An extremely hard blue-black crystalline compound (SiC) used as an abrasive and a heat refractory material; crystals of silicon carbide can be used as semiconductors.

Generic synonyms: Carbide



Definition of Silicon carbide

1. Noun. (chemistry) A binary compound of silicon and carbon, SiC; it is one of the hardest known materials, and is used as an abrasive, under the trade name Carborundum, and as a refractory material. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silicon Carbide

silicoflagellate
silicoflagellates
silicofluoric
silicofluoride
silicofluorides
silicoidea
silicon
silicon-28
silicon-29
silicon-30
silicon-based
silicon-controlled rectifier
silicon alkoxide
silicon bronze
silicon burning
silicon carbide (current term)
silicon carbides
silicon chip
silicon chips
silicon compounds
silicon dioxide
silicon ester
silicon germanide
silicon germanium
silicon hydride
silicon iron
silicon monoxide
silicon nitride
silicon oxide
silicon photonics

Literary usage of Silicon carbide

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1. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"Reduction by silicon carbide. This process was patented by FM Becket in 1907. The process involves the reduction in two stages, the first by carbon and the ..."

2. Recent Advances in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1920)
"Silicon and silicon carbide. The electric furnace is now employed for the manufacture of silicon on a commercial scale from silica and carbon. ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"silicon carbide, carborundum, is used for refractory purposes, fire brick, ... It is present in certain alloys, ferro-silicon, silicon carbide, etc. ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"silicon carbide, carborundum, is used for refractory purposes, fire brick, ... It is present in certain alloys, ferro-silicon, silicon carbide, etc. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"silicon carbide.— Known under the trade names "carborundum," ... and "exo- lon" silicon carbide is produced in large quantities by the process invented by ..."

6. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1912)
"silicon carbide BY FJ TONE The production of silicon carbide in the United ... While there has been no expansion in the consumption of silicon carbide in ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"... silicon carbide, SiC. Very stable; insol. in H2SO4 and HNOS; sol. in fused KOH at red heat. (Moissan, Bull. Soc. 1894, (3) 11. 997. ..."

8. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"silicon carbide is used instead of ferro-silicon as a source of silicon in steel making. ... The amorphous silicon carbide, formerly a waste product, ..."

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