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Boron Silicide Powder

Boron Silicide Powder
Product No NRE-11037
CAS No. 12008-29-6
Formula SiB6
Molecular Weight 92.9515 g/mol
APS < 40 μm(can be customized)
Purity 99.5%
Density 2.4 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Color Black
Melting Point 1950 °C
Boiling Point NA

Boron Silicide Powder

Boron silicide powder often denoted as B4Si, is a compound of boron and silicon. It is primarily known for its exceptional hardness and thermal stability. While it has a relatively limited range of applications compared to some other materials, it finds use in certain specialized fields. Some of the applications of boron silicide powder include:

Refractory Materials: Boron silicide is known for its exceptional heat resistance and stability at high temperatures. Therefore, it is utilized in the production of refractory materials, such as crucibles, which are used in high-temperature processes.

Ceramic Industry: The hardness of boron silicide makes it suitable for use in the production of ceramic materials. It can be incorporated into ceramic composites to improve their mechanical properties, such as hardness, strength, and wear resistance.

Nuclear Industry: Boron silicide is used in the nuclear industry due to its ability to absorb neutrons. It is employed in control rods for nuclear reactors to regulate the rate of fission and ensure the safety and efficiency of nuclear reactions.

Semiconductor Industry: Boron silicide is sometimes used in the semiconductor industry for its conductive properties. It can be utilized as a dopant in the production of semiconductors to modify their electrical properties.

Thermoelectric Materials: Boron silicide has also been explored for its potential in thermoelectric applications. It can be used in the development of materials that can efficiently convert heat into electricity or vice versa, making it relevant for energy harvesting and cooling applications.

Protective Coatings: Boron silicide can be used in the formulation of protective coatings due to its high hardness and thermal stability. These coatings can be applied to various surfaces to enhance their resistance to wear, corrosion, and high temperatures.