What is Boron Carbide exactly?
Boron carbide (also known as black diamante) is an inorganic compound that is smelted using boric acid and carbon material at high temperatures in an electrical furnace. It is usually a grayish-black powder and has the chemical formula B4C. It is one the hardest materials known (after diamonds and cubic boron nutride) and is used for tank armor, body armor and other industrial applications. It has a Mohs Hardness of around 9.5. It was discovered by metal boride researchers in the 19th century. Scientifically, it wasn’t studied until the 1930s.
Boron Carbide’s Characteristics
Boron carbide features low density, high strength and high-temperature stability. It also has excellent chemical stability. It is used in wear-resistant material, ceramic reinforced phases, particularly in lightweight armor, reactor neutralon absorbers, and other applications. Boron carbide can also absorb a lot of neutrons without creating radioisotopes. This makes it an ideal neutron absorber in nuclear power stations. Also, the neutron absorber is responsible for controlling the rate of nuclear fission. Boron carbide can be used to make controllable rods for nuclear reactors. Sometimes, however, it can be made into a powder to increase its surface area.
Boron Carbide B4C Powder CAS 12069-32-8
Boron Carbide has many advantages
Boron carbide works almost as hard as diamond and boron nutride. However, it is relatively easy to make and is low in cost when compared to diamond and cubic boron. Because it has a lower price, boron carbonide is an excellent substitute for boron-nitride or diamond. Therefore, it is more commonly used. In certain places, it can replace costly diamonds. This is common in drilling, grinding, and other applications.
Boron Carbide is used
1. Nuclear industry: Application of Boron carbide
Boron carbide has high neutron absorption and a wide energy range for absorbing neutrons. This makes it a popular neutron absorbing material in nuclear reactors. The thermal cross-section of the boron-10 Isotope is the highest, at 347×10-24cm2, and is second only behind a few elements, such as gadolinium or samarium. This makes it an effective thermal neutron absorber. Boron carbide has many advantages, including its high resources and resistance to corrosion. It also has excellent thermal stability and does not produce radioactive elements. Also, it has low secondary energy so it is often used in nuclear reactors as a control material or shielding material. Grossman applied the boron carbide ceramic coat to the nuclear industry, and obtained very good results.
2. Use of boron carbonide in materials
Boron carbide is a widely used material: boron carbide can be used as an abrasive in the grinding and polishing engineering ceramics. Boron carbide, which has a high hardness, can be used for making high-pressure water jet cutting and sandblasting tools. Boron carbide also has the ability to be used to make high-pressure water jet cutting and nozzles. Boron carbide, which has excellent corrosion resistance and chemical properties, can be used to make the shaft tip in a flow transmitter of rocket liquid fuel. Boron carbide can also be used to make the shaft tip in a flow transmitter of rocket liquid fuel. Boron can be used in the machine industry as a mold. The use of boron carbonide in coating materials is another option. Boron carbide is hardy, resistant to wear, radiation, and chemically stable and can be used for making amorphous carbide coated tools.
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