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Zirconium Carbide Powder

Zirconium Carbide Powder

Zirconium Carbide Powder
Product No NRE-11298
CAS No. 12070-14-3
Formula ZrC
Molecular Weight 103.23g/mol
APS < 40 µm(Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density 6.7g/cm3
Color Grey
Melting Point 3,532° C
Boiling Point 5,100° C

Zirconium Carbide Powder (ZrC) Product Features:

This product possesses high-temperature oxidation resistance, high strength, high hardness, good thermal conductivity, and toughness. Also, it is an important structural material; In addition, zirconium carbide powder has a high visible light absorption, excellent infrared reflectance, and large energy storage characteristics and so on. zirconium carbide can be used in the new type of insulation textile products.

Zirconium Carbide Powder (ZrC) Applications:

Zirconium carbide can be used in new insulation thermostat textiles, nylon, fiber, hard alloy, nano-structured parts, and devices: such as metallurgy, chemical industry, machinery, aviation, aerospace and energy industries using high temperature and corrosion resistant; The surface coating of metal and other materials; Composite materials: such as the fabrication of metal matrix, ceramic matrix, polymer nanocomposites; Sintering additives, grain refining agents or nucleating agents.

Zirconium Carbide Powder

Hafnium-free zirconium carbide and niobium carbide can be used as refractory coatings in nuclear reactors. Because of a low neutron absorption cross-section and weak damage sensitivity under irradiation, it finds use as the coating of uranium dioxide and thorium dioxide particles of nuclear fuel. The coating is usually deposited by thermal chemical vapor deposition in a fluidized bed reactor. It also has high emissivity and high current capacity at elevated temperatures rendering it as a promising material for use in thermo-photovoltaic radiators and field emitter tips and arrays.[citation needed]It is also used as an abrasive, in the cladding, in cermets, incandescent filaments, and cutting tools.[citation needed]

Zirconium Carbide Powder

Zirconium carbide is made by carbo-thermal reduction of zirconia by graphite. Densified ZrC is made by sintering powder of ZrC at upwards of 2000 °C. Hot pressing of ZrC can bring down the sintering temperature and consequently helps in producing fine-grained fully densified ZrC. Spark plasma sintering also has been used to produce fully densified ZrC.

Poor oxidation resistance over 800 °C limits the applications of ZrC. One way to improve the oxidation resistance of ZrC is to make composites. Important composites proposed are ZrC-ZrB2 and ZrC-ZrB2-SiC composite. These composites can work up to 1800 °C.[citation needed]