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Beryllia (BeO) Ceramics

Beryllium oxide (BeO), is also commonly referred to as beryllia. It is produced as a white amorphous powder and sintered into larger shapes. Sintered BeO is a very stable ceramic and is used in a variety of applications where both high thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity are needed.

Read more: An Introduction to Beryllium Oxide Ceramics

Beryllium Oxide Properties:

  • Good electrical resistivity
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Chemically stable
  • High resistance to water steam





Beryllium Oxide Specification

Appearance White crystals
Boiling Point 3900 °C
CAS Number 1304-56-9
Crystal Structure Hexagonal
Density 3.02 g/cm3
Melting Point 2507 °C
Molar Mass 25.01 g/mol
Molecular Formula BeO
Solubility Insoluble

Beryllium Oxide Applications

BeO ceramics are currently used in high-performance, high-power microwave packaging, high-frequency electronic transistor packaging, and high-circuit density multi-chip components. By using BeO materials, the heat generated in the system can be promptly dissipated, ensuring the stability and dependability of the system.

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Q: What Are the Advantages of Using Beryllium Oxide Ceramics?
A: Beryllium oxide ceramics have several advantages, including high thermal conductivity, excellent electrical insulation properties, high melting point, low thermal expansion, and excellent chemical resistance. They are also lightweight and have good mechanical strength.
Q: How Are Beryllium Oxide Ceramics Made?
A: Beryllium oxide ceramics are typically made through a process called hot pressing, in which beryllium oxide powder is heated to a high temperature and compressed under high pressure to form a solid material. The material is then sintered at a high temperature to increase its density and strength.
Q: Are There Any Safety Concerns Associated with Beryllium Oxide Ceramics?
A: Beryllium oxide ceramics can pose a health hazard if they are inhaled or ingested. Beryllium is a toxic metal that can cause lung disease and cancer if it enters the body. However, the risk is generally low for people who handle beryllium oxide ceramics properly and follow appropriate safety precautions.
Q: What Are Some Potential Applications for Beryllium Oxide Ceramics in The Future?
A: Beryllium oxide ceramics have the potential to be used in a wide range of future applications, such as in advanced batteries and fuel cells, as well as in high-power laser systems and advanced sensors. They may also be used in advanced thermal management systems for electronics and in high-temperature gas turbines.
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