Rainbow Carborundum: Exploring the Interplay of Light and Matter in Silicon Carbide

Rainbow Carborundum

Carborundum, also known as silicon carbide (SiC), can display a range of colors for a couple of reasons: Crystal Structure Variations Silicon carbide is a compound with many different crystalline forms, called polytypes, which can exhibit various colors. These polytypes have different arrangements of the silicon and carbon atoms within the crystal lattice, and these […]