Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide
  • Nuclear Grade Boron CarbideNuclear Grade Boron Carbide
  • Nuclear Grade Boron CarbideNuclear Grade Boron Carbide
  • Nuclear Grade Boron CarbideNuclear Grade Boron Carbide

Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide

Boron Carbide is an important material for nuclear applications due to its high neutron absorption property. Nextgen Advanced Materials supplies Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide with high quality and fast delivery. The customization is also available.

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You can rest assured to buy Nextgen Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide from our factory. We control the product quality critically for every step during the manufacturing. We offer service support that is second to none. Boron Carbide is often used in nuclear applications such as shielding and other protective applications due to its ability to absorb neutrons. We offer Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide with a High B10 content formulated for use in nuclear applications. The material is available in straight FEPA sizes as well as customuzed sizes.

Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide Specifications

Properties Units Value
Chemical Formula B4C
Density, r g/cm3 2.51
Color black or dark gray
Crystal Structure hexagonal
Water Absorption % @R.T. ng
Hardness Vickers @ R.T. (GPa) 36
Hardness knoop (kg/mm2) ng
Compressive Strength GPa @ R.T. 2.9
Tensile Strength MPa@980þC 155
Modulus of Elasticity GPa@ R.T 445
(Young’s Mod.)
Flexural Strength (MOR) MPa @ R.T. 375
Poisson’s Ratio, u @R.T. 0.19
Fracture Toughness, KIc MPa x m1/2 ng
Max. Use Temperature ºC 2450
(* denotes inert atm.)
Thermal Shock Resistance DT (ºC) ng
Thermal Conductivity W/m-K @ R.T. 28
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion, al 10-6 K-1 (~25ºC through ±1000ºC) 5.54
Specific Heat, cp J kg-1 K-1 @ R.T. 945
Dielectric Constant 1MHz @ R.T. ng
Dielectric Strength kV/mm ng
Electrical Resistivity Wcm @ R.T. ng

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