The Properties And Uses of Boron Carbide Powder

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What are boron carbid properties?

Boron carbide powder Also known as black Diamond, this organic substance is a powder with the chemical formula B4C. It’s usually gray or black. It is among the three hardest substances known (the two others being diamond and cubic boron-nitride).
Boron carbide looks like a shiny black crystal. Boron carbide has a harder surface than industrial diamond but is softer than silicon carbide. Ceramics made of boron-carbide are less fragile than other ceramics.

Boron carbide powder has a high stability to acid. It is also stable in all concentrations or dilutions of acid or alkali. Boron carbide in an atmosphere is essentially stable below 800degC. The boron oxide that is formed when it is oxidized at higher temperatures, is lost in gas phase. This leads to its instabilities and oxidation into carbon dioxide and trioxide.

What uses does boron carburide have?

Boron carbide is a powder with low density and high strength. It also has good chemical stability, high temperature stability, and high temperature stability. It’s used as a ceramic reinforcing phase, in materials that are resistant to wear, and in armors, neutron absorbers for reactors, etc. As boron carbide can be easily manufactured and has a low cost, it is used more than diamonds and cubic boron. It can be used to replace expensive diamonds at certain locations and is often used for grinding, drilling, and grinding.

Abrasive material
The boron carbide was used as an abrasive coarse material for many years. Due to its high melting point it is difficult for it to be cast in artificial products. However it can be shaped by melting the powder at a high temperature. Boron carbide powder can be used to polish, grind, drill, and grind hard materials, such as gemstones and cemented carbide.

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Boron carbide may also be used on warships or helicopters as a ceramic surface. It is lightweight with the ability to resist armor-piercing bullets.

As boron nitride nozzles possess high hardness as well as wear resistance, they will replace other materials like cemented carbide/tungsten, silicon carbide and silicon nitride.

Boron carbide powder can also be used for the production of metal borides as well as smelting sodium-boron, boron alloys and special welding.

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