Europe's largest economy, Germany, recently activated an emergency plan to manage gas supplies that the natural gas could be rationed if supplies are disrupted or disrupted by a stand-off over Russian demands to pay for fuel in rubles.
German Vice-Chancellor, minister of economy and climate protection, said Germany's gas supplies were secure for now, but he urged consumers and businesses to reduce consumption, saying "every kilowatt of electricity counts."
Germany's gas network regulator can ration gas if supplies run short. Plants would be the first to be affected. Special treatment will be provided to private families, hospitals, and other important institutions.
Half of Germany's 41.5 million households use natural gas for heating, and industry consumption accounts for a third of the country's 100 billion cubic meters of gas demand in 2021.
The price of many energy and commodities like the Boron Carbide could be affected.
Overview of boron carbide powder
Boron carbide, also known as black diamond, is an inorganic substance with the chemical formula B4C, usually gray-black micropowder. It is one of the three hardest materials known (after diamond and cubic boron nitride). It is used in tank armor, bulletproof vests and many industrial applications. It has a Mohs hardness of about 9.5. Boron carbide is an important engineering ceramic material. It is the third hardest material after diamond and cubic boron nitride. Boron carbide also has excellent neutron absorption, high wear resistance and chemical stability. These properties play an important role in the civil, aerospace and military fields.
The main industrial preparation method of boron carbide
In recent years, major industrial countries have attached great importance to the development and research of special ceramics, forming a worldwide "ceramic craze" and making great progress. According to the reaction principle, raw materials and equipment used in the synthesis of boron carbide powder, the industrial preparation methods of boron carbide powder mainly include high temperature self-propagating synthesis method, electric arc furnace carbothermic reduction method, chemical gas phase reaction method, gel carbothermic reduction method, etc.
The industrial production of boron carbide often adopts the carbothermic reduction smelting method using boric acid and carbon as raw materials. This method requires a large amount of boric acid, and has problems such as high energy consumption and easy introduction of impurities. For the above reasons, low energy consumption was developed. , the synthetic method of boron carbide is easy to control the particle size of the product is a meaningful thing.
Boron carbide has the characteristics of low density, high strength, good high temperature stability and good chemical stability. Therefore, it is widely used in wear-resistant materials, ceramic reinforcement phases, especially lightweight armor, reactor neutron absorbers, etc. is more widely used. In some places, it can replace expensive diamonds and is often used for polishing, grinding, drilling, etc.
B4C powder has the characteristics of high purity, small particle size distribution and large specific surface area. B4C powder is a synthetic superhard material with a hardness of 9.46; a microhardness of 56-6200Kg/mm2, a ratio of 252g/cm3, and a melting point of 2250 degrees Celsius.
Chemical properties, non-magnetic, high and low temperature resistance, strong acid, strong alkali. In addition, boron carbide can effectively absorb neutrons, does not emit gamma rays that are harmful to the human body, and does not form secondary radiation pollution. The hardness is only lower than that of diamond. Boron carbide is one of the most acid-stable substances, stable in all concentrated or dilute aqueous acids or bases. Boron carbide is basically stable below 800 ℃ in the air environment. The boron oxide formed by high temperature oxidation is lost in the gas phase, making it unstable and oxidized to form carbon dioxide and boron trioxide.
Boron carbide can absorb a large number of neutrons without forming any radioactive isotopes. It is an ideal neutron absorber for nuclear power plants. Neutron absorbers primarily control the rate of nuclear fission. Boron carbide is used in nuclear reactors. Made into controllable rods, but sometimes into powders due to increased surface area.
Application of boron carbide powder
Controlled nuclear fission: can absorb a large number of neutrons without forming any radioactive isotopes. It is an ideal neutron absorber for nuclear power plants. Neutron absorbers primarily control the rate of nuclear fission. Boron is mainly used in the field of nuclear reactors as controllable rods, but sometimes into powders due to increased surface area.
Abrasives: Because boron carbide has long been used as a coarse abrasive. Due to its high melting point, it is not easy to cast into man-made products, but the powder can be smelted into simple shapes. high temperature. For grinding, grinding, drilling and polishing of hard materials such as carbide and gemstones.
Coating coatings: Boron carbide can also be used as ceramic coatings for warships and helicopters. It is lightweight and resists penetration of armor-piercing projectiles through the thermocompression coating, forming an overall defensive layer. Nozzles: Boron carbide can be used as spray gun nozzles in the ordnance industry. Boron carbide is extremely hard and wear-resistant, does not react with acid and alkali, is resistant to high temperature/low temperature, and is resistant to high pressure. Boron carbide is also used to manufacture metal borides and smelt sodium boron, boron alloys and special welding.
Boron carbide powder price
The price of boron carbide varies randomly with factors such as production costs, transportation costs, international conditions, exchange rates, and market supply and demand. Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. aims to help industries and chemical wholesalers find high-quality, low-cost nanomaterials and chemicals by providing a full range of customized services. If you are looking for boron carbide, please feel free to contact us for the latest boron carbide prices.
Boron carbide powder suppliers
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|Specifications of Boron Carbide B4C powder|
|Item||Purity||APS||SSA||Color||Morphology||Zeta Potential||Bulk Density|
|B4C powder||>99%||50nm||42m2/g||Black||hexagonal||-26mV||0.1g /cm3|
|Boron Carbide Properties|
|Other Names||B4C, B4C powder, black diamond, boron carbide powder,|
|boron-carbon refractory ceramic|
|Appearance||Gray to Black Powder|
|Melting Point||2763 °C|
|Boiling Point||3500 °C|
|Solubility in H2O||Insoluble|
|Electrical Resistivity||0 to 11 10x Ω-m|
|Tensile Strength||350 MPa (Ultimate)|
|Thermal Conductivity||31 to 90 W/m-K|
|Thermal Expansion||4.5 to 5.6 µm/m-K|
|Vickers Hardness||26 Mpa|
|Young's Modulus||240 to 460 Gpa|
|Boron Carbide Health & Safety Information|
China's non-manufacturing purchasing managers index for March was released by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the Service Industry Survey Center of the National Bureau of Statistics today. An index of business activity for the non-manufacturing sector as a whole fell below 50 percent.
China's non-manufacturing business activity index was 48.4%, down 3.2 percentage points from the previous month. The new orders index was 45.7 percent, down 1.9 percentage points from the previous month, indicating a significant slowdown in the growth of supply and demand in the non-manufacturing sector from the previous month. In terms of sectors, the business activity index and new order index of transportation, accommodation and catering, culture, sports and entertainment, and tourism-related industries all declined significantly from the previous month.
Then the Boron Carbide of the market may be affected by significant changes, the price will also be volatile, if you want to know the latest news of the Boron Carbide, welcome to contact us.
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