Wholesale gas prices in the Netherlands and the UK have risen 20 percent recently amid concerns about Russian supplies.
The EU plans to cut its dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds this year and stop importing Russian fossil fuels by 2027. Russia exported about 155 billion cubic meters of gas to the EU in 2021.
The US recently said it would try to supply 15bn cubic meters of LNG to the EU this year. U.S. LNG plants are running at full capacity, and analysts say much of the extra gas the U.S. sends to Europe comes from what should have been exported elsewhere.
The German government called Russia "an unreliable energy supplier". Even though the German government claimed that they have been preparing for the situation for a long time that Russia may stop sending gas one day, experts say it is hard for the EU to replace all of Russia's gas exports any time soon.
The supply and prices of many silicon carbide will continue to be influenced by international situations.
What are the advantages of SiC?
The combination of silicon and carbon gives silicon carbide excellent mechanical, chemical and thermal properties, including:
High thermal conductivity.
Low thermal expansion and excellent thermal shock resistance.
Low power and switching loss.
High energy efficiency.
High operating frequency and temperature (operating temperature up to 200 °C junction).
Small chip size (with the same breakdown voltage).
Intrinsic volume diode (MOSFET device).
Excellent thermal management to reduce cooling requirements.
How is SiC used in the electronic field?
Silicon carbide is a semiconductor very suitable for electric power applications, which is first of all due to its ability to withstand high voltage, which is ten times higher than silicon. Silicon carbide-based semiconductors have higher thermal conductivity, higher electron mobility and lower power loss. Silicon carbide diodes and transistors can also operate at higher frequencies and temperatures without affecting reliability. The main applications of SiC devices, such as Schottky diodes and FET/MOSFET transistors, include converters, inverters, power supplies, battery chargers and motor control systems.
SiC vs. Si
Although it is the most widely used semiconductor in electronic products, silicon begins to show some limitations, especially in high-power applications. A relevant factor in these applications is the band gap or band gap provided by semiconductors. When the band gap is high, the electronic devices it uses can be smaller, faster and more reliable. It can also operate at higher temperatures, voltages and frequencies than other semiconductors. Although the band gap of silicon is about 1.12eV, the band gap of silicon carbide is about three times that of 3.26eV.
Why can SiC withstand such a high voltage?
Power devices, especially MOSFET, must be able to handle extremely high voltages. Because the dielectric breakdown strength of the electric field is about ten times that of silicon, SiC can achieve a very high breakdown voltage, from 600V to thousands of volts. SiC can use a higher doping concentration than silicon, and the drift layer can be made very thin. The thinner the drift layer is, the lower the resistance is. In theory, given a high voltage, the resistance per unit area of the drift layer can be reduced to 1 inch 300 of silicon.
Why is the performance of SiC better than IGBT at high frequency?
In high-power applications, IGBT and bipolar transistors were mainly used in the past to reduce the on-resistance at high breakdown voltage. However these devices provide significant switching loss resulting in heating problems that limit their use at high frequencies. With SiC, devices with high voltage, low on-resistance and fast operation, such as Schottky barrier diodes and MOSFET, can be manufactured.
Silicon carbide SiC price
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The secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said the US arms lease bill to Ukraine has not yet been implemented. This is still in the process and could start from July to September 2022, he said. The approval of this bill is a very positive decision for Ukraine. Aid to Ukraine through lend-lease will eventually come, the question is when.
In an effort to speed up the supply of weapons to Ukraine, President Joe Biden signed a defense lend-lease bill for Ukraine at the White House on May 9.
Nippon Steel, JFE Steel, and Kobe Steel will work together to develop a steel-making process that uses hydrogen to reduce carbon dioxide emissions without using blast furnaces. Small test furnaces will be built at Nippon Steel's Hwazaki Research and Development Center (Kamiki city, Ibaraki Prefecture) and JFE's East Japan Steel In Chiba (Chiba City). The two test furnaces, which will be operational by 2024-25, will confirm whether ore with high levels of impurities can also operate smoothly.
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