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Silicon carbide, macrophotograph

Silicon carbide, macrophotograph

C012/5051

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ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Silicon carbide. This mineral, also known as carborundum, is very rare in nature, but its is mass-produced synthetically. It is widely used as an abrasive and in body armour and brake discs for sports cars. This specimen measures 4 centimetres across.

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