Boron Carbide Powder and Applications of Boron Carbide

Boron Carbide B4C is one of the hardest materials known, ranking third behind diamond and cubic boron nitride. It is the hardest material produced in tonnage quantities. Originally discovered in mid 19th century as a by-product in the production of metal borides, boron carbide was only studied in detail since 1930.

Wear Resistant Components

Boron Carbide (B4C) sandblasting nozzles

Refractory Industry

Boron Carbide (B4C) for antioxidant additives in magnesia-carbon bricks (MgO-carbon bricks)

Abrasives

Boron Carbide powder (B4C) for lapping and polishing

Military

Boron Carbide (B4C) armor tiles

Nuclear Industry

Boron Carbide tiles and Boron Carbide powder for neutron absorber (high B10 content)

Mix with concrete for shielding protection.

Poison Pellets

Boron Carbide neutron absorber plates for radiation protection and shielding

Reinforcement

Boron Carbide metal Metrix composites(mmc),(B4C/Al)

Raw Material

Boron Carbide (B4C) for producing Titanium Diboride TiB2

Solid Fuel

Boron Carbide HTPB/B4C based propellants for ducted rockets

Boriding Agent

Boron Carbide raw material in Boriding agents (Boronizing)

Welding Electrodes

Boron Carbide powder (B4C) for welding rods for improvement of wear resistance of surface.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by FELDCO International.

For more information on this source please visit FELDCO International.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    FELDCO International. (2019, April 30). Boron Carbide Powder and Applications of Boron Carbide. AZoM. Retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3737.

  • MLA

    FELDCO International. "Boron Carbide Powder and Applications of Boron Carbide". AZoM. 21 October 2019. <https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3737>.

  • Chicago

    FELDCO International. "Boron Carbide Powder and Applications of Boron Carbide". AZoM. https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3737. (accessed October 21, 2019).

  • Harvard

    FELDCO International. 2019. Boron Carbide Powder and Applications of Boron Carbide. AZoM, viewed 21 October 2019, https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3737.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this article?

Leave your feedback
Submit