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What is Boron Carbide?
Boron carburide (also known as black diamand) is an organic material with the molecular formula B4C. It’s a gray-black fine powder. It is among the hardest substances known. The other two are cubic boron-nitride and diamond. It’s used in bulletproof vests, tank armor and many other industrial applications. Its Mohs hardness rating is 9.3.
Boron carbide absorbs a large amount of neutrons and does not form radioisotopes. It is therefore an ideal neutron absorption material in nuclear power plants. Neutron absorbers are used to control nuclear fission. Boron carbide, which is used in nuclear reactors mainly as a controllable bar shape, is sometimes made into powder due to the increased surface area.
Due to its low density, it is a good material for lightweight armor and ceramic reinforcement phases. It is widely used in ceramic reinforcing phase, lightweight armor, neutron absorbers and other applications. As boron carbide can be easily manufactured and is less expensive than diamond and cubic Boron Nitride, it is used more often. It can be used to replace expensive diamond in certain areas and is often used for grinding, drilling, and grinding.
Boron carbide Powder Uses
(1) The field is national defense. Bullet-proofing has been done with boron carbide ceramics since the 1960s. Comparing it to other materials, its characteristics are easy portability and high toughness. It is used to make the lightweight armor of armed aircraft and the bulletproof armour of helicopters. It was used as a raw materials by the British in order to manufacture armor capable of defending against armor-piercing projectsiles.
(2) In terms of raw chemical materials. To increase the wear resistance of alloy materials and their strength, boron-carbide is used as an alloying agent. This can be boronized onto the metal surface in order to create a thin layer iron boride.
(3) Wear-resistant field. Boron carbide ceramics are visible in a number of industrial nozzles. These include desander nozzles and nozzles designed for high-pressure water guns. They are often chosen by factories for their durability under extreme conditions, and cost-effectiveness. . It can also be used to avoid pollution due to abrasive waste during grinding. As a diamond abrasive substitute, boron carbide can be used to reduce the cost of processing various metals as well as jade glass.
(4) Nuclear energy. Due to its excellent capacity for neutron absorbtion, boron carbide is often used as a neutron absorption control rod, safety rods and in other components, which are designed to reduce the rate of nuclear fusion and ensure human safety.
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