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BC3501 Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide B4C

Catalog No. BC3501
Material B4C
Purity 96% min
Size Customized

Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide Description

Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide B4CBoron Carbide is often used in nuclear applications such as shielding and other protective applications due to its ability to absorb neutrons. ACM offers 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 custom sizes.


-High Hardness

-Abrasion / Wear-Resistance

-Fracture Toughness

-Chemical Inertness

-High Neutron Absorbing Cross Section

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 [email protected]þC 155
Modulus of Elasticity [email protected] 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

Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide Packaging

Our Nuclear Grade Boron Carbide is carefully handled during storage and transportation to preserve the quality of our product in its original condition.



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