ICE 2016: New process for production of ultra pure Silicon Carbide (UP-SiC) (completed)

About the project

The purpose of the ICE 2016 project is to develop an economical feasible process for production of pure Silicon Carbide for semiconductors and other application areas such as advanced technical ceramics, coatings and composites.

The availability of high purity SiC for such application is limited. Since the number of high purity SiC producers is low, and that these companies have their own proprietary processes (active patents), other competitors are prohibited to utilize these production methods. Thus, Washington Mills' objective is to develop its own process for production of SiC powder with higher quality and lower production costs than its competitors.

The main P&D challenges will be development of a cost effective method for production of high purity SiC powder through the whole production chain, and thereafter characterization and verification of the powder quality.


The primary objective of the project is to develop an economical feasible process for production of ultra pure silicon carbide (UP-SiC) powder suitable for production of SiC single crystals and wafers for electronic applications.


The Norwegian Research Council


Washington Mills


Published Mar. 18, 2014 10:09 AM - Last modified Apr. 21, 2017 3:00 PM


Project leader at UiO is Bengt Gunnar Svensson.


  • Bengt Gunnar Svensson
  • Naoya Iwamoto
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