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Niobium Carbide Powder / NbC Powder (NbC, 99.9%, 1-3um)

Niobium Carbide Powder

Niobium Carbide Powder
Product No NRE-11198
CAS No. 12069-94-2
Formula NbC
Molecular Weight  104.92g/mol
APS 1-3um(can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density 7.82g/cm3
Color Gray black
Melting Point 3608°C
Boiling Point NA

Niobium carbide powder

Niobium carbide (NbC) is a binary compound composed of niobium and carbon. It is known for its high melting point, hardness, and chemical inertness. Due to these properties, niobium carbide powder finds various applications in different fields. Some of its key applications include:

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Niobium carbide powder can be used in the additive manufacturing process, especially for producing components that require high strength and wear resistance, such as cutting tools, turbine blades, and other high-performance parts.

Reinforcement in Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs): Niobium carbide powder is often utilized as a reinforcing material in metal matrix composites due to its high hardness and thermal stability. These composites are used in aerospace, automotive, and other industries where lightweight materials with superior mechanical properties are required.

Coatings and Surface Treatments: Niobium carbide powder can be used to produce wear-resistant coatings on metal surfaces, providing protection against abrasion, erosion, and corrosion. These coatings find applications in the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries.

Cutting Tools and Abrasive Materials: Niobium carbide-based materials are used in the production of cutting tools and abrasives, as they exhibit high hardness and wear resistance. They are commonly used in machining applications where high temperatures and abrasive conditions are encountered.

High-Temperature Applications: NbC powder is used in the development of materials for high-temperature applications, such as in the aerospace and energy industries. It can be incorporated into materials for use in high-temperature coatings, crucibles, and refractory parts.

Electronics and Semiconductors: NbC can be employed in electronic components and semiconductor applications due to its high electrical conductivity, thermal stability, and resistance to chemical corrosion.

Catalysts: NbC powder can be used as a catalyst in various chemical processes, including hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions, due to its high surface area and thermal stability.