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Boron carbide / B4C

Description

Extreme hardness. Very high wear resistant. Price largely depends on the geometry of the product but is approximately 5 or 10 times as high as steel.

General

Boron Carbide, B4C

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
%

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
0.2 0.2 Ohm.mm²/m Idemat 2003

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
400 400 MPa Idemat 2003
2600 2600 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
2500 2500 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
450000 450000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
2450 2450 °C Idemat 2003
20 500 °C Idemat 2003
0.23 0.23 J/kg.K Idemat 2003
30 45 W/m.K Idemat 2003
5 6.5 e-6/K Idemat 2003

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

Tags

Tags: Electrical Properties: Resistivity < 1 Ohm.mm²/m , Resistivity < 1e+10 Ohm.mm²/m , Resistivity < 1e+15 Ohm.mm²/m , Resistivity < 1e+20 Ohm.mm²/m , Maximum Resistivity ≥ 0, 01 Ohm.mm²/m , Maximum Resistivity ≥ 0, 1 Ohm.mm²/m Mechanical Properties: Bending Strength < 1.000 Mpa , Maximum Bending Strength ≥ 0, 1 MPa , Maximum Bending Strength ≥ 1 MPa , Maximum Bending Strength ≥ 10 MPa , Maximum Bending Strength ≥ 100 MPa , Maximum compressive strength ≥ 0, 1 MPa , Maximum compressive strength ≥ 1 MPa , Maximum compressive strength ≥ 10 MPa , Maximum compressive strength ≥ 100 MPa , Maximum compressive strength ≥ 1.000 MPa , Density < 5.000 kg/m³ , Density < 10.000 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 1 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 5 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 10 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 50 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 100 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 500 kg/m³ , Maximum Density ≥ 1.000 kg/m³ , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 5.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 10.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 50.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 100.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 150.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 200.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 250.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 300.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 350.000 Mpa , Maximum Young's modulus ≥ 400.000 Mpa Thermal Properties: Maximum thermal expansion ≥ 10e-6K , Maximum thermal expansion ≥ 50e-6K , Maximum thermal expansion ≥ 100e-6K , Maximum melting temperature ≥ 1.000 °C , Minimum service temperature < 50 °C , Minimum service temperature < 100 °C , Maximum service temperature > 50 °C , Maximum service temperature > 100 °C , Thermal conductivity < 100 W/m.K , Maximum thermal conductivity ≥ 0, 1 W/m.K , Maximum thermal conductivity ≥ 1 W/m.K , Maximum thermal conductivity ≥ 10 W/m.K , Thermal expansion < 10e-6/K , Thermal expansion < 50e-6/K , Thermal expansion < 100e-6/K , Maximum thermal expansion ≥ -1e-6/K , Maximum thermal expansion ≥ 1e-6/K , Maximum thermal expansion ≥ 5e-6/K Material Categories: Advanced Ceramic , Carbide Ceramic , Ceramic , Crystalline Ceramic , Engineering Ceramic , Fine Ceramic , Inorganic Compound , Non-metallic Material , Technical Ceramic