What is boron caride?
Boron carbide (also known as black diamond) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula B4C. It is typically gray-black micropowder. It’s second only after diamond and cubicboron nutride as one of the most hard materials. It can be used to make bulletproof vests and tank armor. Mohs hardness for Boron carbide ranges from 9.5 to 11. Boron carbide can be used as an engineering ceramic material. The hardness of Boron carbide ranks second to cubic boron nutride and diamond, making it the third-hardest material. Boron carbide has excellent neutron absorption and high wear resistance. It also exhibits chemical stability. They have been an asset in many areas, including civil and aerospace as well as military.
Boron carbide is primarily prepared industrially.
Special ceramics have been the focus of major industrial nations in recent years. They are causing a “ceramic fever” worldwide and making huge progress. Based on the reactions principles and raw materials used for the synthesis of Boron Carbide Powder, the industrial preparation methods include the high-temperature self propagating synthesis method (high-temperature), electric arc furnace carothermic reduction, chemical gas phase react method, gel carbothermic decrease method, and others.
Boron carbide is commonly produced in industrial settings using the carbothermal reduction melting method, which uses boric acid and carbon for raw materials. This process requires large quantities of boric acids and is susceptible to impurities and high energy consumption. A low-energy consumption solution was created because of these reasons. It’s a significant thing to have a synthetic method of producing boron carbonide that allows for easy control of the product particle sizes.
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