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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 while forming no radioisotopes. It is therefore an ideal neutron absorption material in nuclear power plants. The neutron absorption materials are primarily used to control the rate at which nuclear fission occurs. Boron carbide, which is used in nuclear reactors, is mostly made into a controlled rod shape. But sometimes it’s 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 in place of expensive diamonds 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 plays an important role in the lightweight armour of armed aircraft and the bulletproof body armor of helicopters. The British used this material as a raw materials to manufacture armor that can protect against armor-piercing projectsiles.
In terms of 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 directly on the metal to produce 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. boron-carbide is commonly used as a neutron absorber in safety rods, control rods and other components. This helps to regulate the rate of nuclear fission, while also protecting human safety.
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