SiC - Silicon Carbide Products

Boostec® Silicon Carbide - SiC

Mersen Boostec is specialized in the development of innovative products made of sintered silicon carbide. Mersen Boostec offers assistance to its customers for the design of their SiC parts to ensure better feasibility, mitigate risks and also reduce cost and lead times.

For some applications, the silicon carbide can receive a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coating to give a completely non-porous high-purity SiC surface.

A broad spectrum of applications:

  • space and astronomy: optical and scientific instrumentation for space or ground optics, stable structures, large scientific instruments
  • laser processes: laser galvo-scanning mirrors and other fast steering mirrors
  • semiconductor and opto-mechanics OEMs: ultra-stable structures
  • chemical and pharma-chemical apparatus: continuous-flow reactors, heat exchangers

An advanced ceramic with many key advantages

  • high purity composition, 
  • isotropic physical properties
  • low density
  • very high mechanical strength and stiffness (420 GPa)
  • insensitivity to mechanical fatigue
  • high thermal conductivity (180 W/m/K)
  • low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • exceptional resistance to corrosive and abrasive environments.

Mersen has held an 95.07% stake of Mersen Boostec since July 2015, and Mersen Boostec's main partner, Airbus Defence and Space, holds 4.93%.

Mersen Boostec's unique know-how in the design and manufacture of silicon carbide parts extends the Mersen group's range of equipment and solutions for extreme environments.

SiC for Space and Astronomy

SiC for Space and Astronomy

Mersen Boostec provides SiC mirrors, SiC stable structures and also SiC focal plane hardware for telescopes to be used in space or on ground.

Mersen high speed mirrors

Mersen high speed mirrors

Mersen high speed mirrors enable a game-change in the laser scanner industry through the physical characteristics, performance and cost benefits of SiC material.

SiC for semiconductor and optomechanical equipment

SiC for semiconductor and optomechanical equipment

Mersen Boostec provides the silicon carbide ultra-stable structures that are now required by the semiconductor and opto-mechanical equipment.

Flow chemistry reactors

Flow chemistry reactors

Mersen Boostec develops and manufactures high-technology chemical reactors for continuous flow systems in cooperation with Corning SAS.

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