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Blue Diamond Transistor

This circuit is built with a transistor made of Silicon Carbide (SiC), or blue diamond, which allows the device to operate at 300°C temperature or higher. Blue diamond is in great demand, especially for automotive, aerospace, and utilities applications. Researchers in the Future Energy Electronics Center took part in building the world's first inverter totally based on an SiC transistor and diode, which has been driving a demonstration motor.
 
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