Abstract

The refractive index of each of the four common silicon carbide polytypes has been measured over the visible range. The data were analyzed in an attempt to relate the birefringence to the relative hexagonal character of the polytype. A general relationship exists, namely, that the birefringence increases with increasing hexagonal character of the polytype. This relationship is not sufficiently precise to use for the identification of polytypes.

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1970

P. T. B. Shaffer, The Microscope 18, 179 (1970).

1969

P. T. B. Shaffer, R. G. Naum, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 59, 1498 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1966

O. Brafman, I. T. Steinberger, Phys. Rev. 143, 501 (1966).
[CrossRef]

1963

J. Singer, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 24, 1645 (1963).
[CrossRef]

1944

N. W. Thibault, Amer. Mineral. 29, 358 (1944).

1917

H. E. Merwin, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 7, 445 (1917).

1915

O. Weigel, Gött. Nachr.264–344 (1915);Bibl. Ann. Phys. 40, 278–9, 426 (1916).

H. Baumhauer, Z. Krist. 55, 249 (1915).

1907

L. E. Jewell, Phys. Rev. 24, 239 (1907).

1895

F. Becke, Z. Kristallogr. 24, 537 (1895).

Baumhauer, H.

H. Baumhauer, Z. Krist. 55, 249 (1915).

Becke, F.

F. Becke, Z. Kristallogr. 24, 537 (1895).

Brafman, O.

O. Brafman, I. T. Steinberger, Phys. Rev. 143, 501 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Jewell, L. E.

L. E. Jewell, Phys. Rev. 24, 239 (1907).

Kerr, P. F.

A. F. Rogers, P. F. Kerr, Optical Mineralogy (McGraw Hill, New York, 1942), p. 51.

Merwin, H. E.

H. E. Merwin, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 7, 445 (1917).

Naum, R. G.

P. T. B. Shaffer, R. G. Naum, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 59, 1498 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Rogers, A. F.

A. F. Rogers, P. F. Kerr, Optical Mineralogy (McGraw Hill, New York, 1942), p. 51.

Shaffer, P. T. B.

P. T. B. Shaffer, The Microscope 18, 179 (1970).

P. T. B. Shaffer, R. G. Naum, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 59, 1498 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Singer, J.

J. Singer, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 24, 1645 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Steinberger, I. T.

O. Brafman, I. T. Steinberger, Phys. Rev. 143, 501 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Thibault, N. W.

N. W. Thibault, Amer. Mineral. 29, 358 (1944).

Weigel, O.

O. Weigel, Gött. Nachr.264–344 (1915);Bibl. Ann. Phys. 40, 278–9, 426 (1916).

Amer. Mineral.

N. W. Thibault, Amer. Mineral. 29, 358 (1944).

Gött. Nachr.

O. Weigel, Gött. Nachr.264–344 (1915);Bibl. Ann. Phys. 40, 278–9, 426 (1916).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer.

P. T. B. Shaffer, R. G. Naum, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 59, 1498 (1969).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. Solids

J. Singer, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 24, 1645 (1963).
[CrossRef]

J. Wash. Acad. Sci.

H. E. Merwin, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 7, 445 (1917).

Phys. Rev.

L. E. Jewell, Phys. Rev. 24, 239 (1907).

O. Brafman, I. T. Steinberger, Phys. Rev. 143, 501 (1966).
[CrossRef]

The Microscope

P. T. B. Shaffer, The Microscope 18, 179 (1970).

Z. Krist.

H. Baumhauer, Z. Krist. 55, 249 (1915).

Z. Kristallogr.

F. Becke, Z. Kristallogr. 24, 537 (1895).

Other

A. F. Rogers, P. F. Kerr, Optical Mineralogy (McGraw Hill, New York, 1942), p. 51.

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Figures (3)

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Birefringence of silicon carbide polytypes.

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Fig. 2

Dispersion of silicon carbide polytypes: □ 4H, ▽ Beta, △ 15R, ○ 6H.

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Fig. 3

(Log) birefringence of SiC polytypes vs (log) hexagonal character.

Tables (4)

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Table I Refractive Index of Silicon Carbide Polytypes

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Table II Birefringence of Silicon Carbide Polytypes

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Table III Spectrographic Analyses of Silicon Carbide Crystals (ppm)

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Table IV Relative Birefringence of Silicon Carbide Polytypes

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