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Reaction Bonded Boron Carbide

Composition

B4C

reaction bonded boron carbide

Reaction bonded boron carbide (B4C) is primarily used ballistic armor, providing excellent protection while reducing weight as compared to other armor materials.

Example Applications

  • Ballistic armor components
  • Neutron absorber

 

CoorsTek Formulations

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Property Units Value

Flexural Strength, MOR (20 °C)

MPa

250

Fracture Toughness, KIc

MPa m1/2

3.0 - 4.0

Thermal Conductivity (20 °C)

W/m K

50

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

1 x 10-6/°C

4.5

Maximum Use Temperature

°C

1000

Dielectric Strength (6.35mm)

ac-kV/mm

-

Dielectric Loss (tan δ)

1MHz, 25 °C

-

Volume Resistivity (25°C)

Ω-cm

103

The information provided on this chart is for general material property reference only.  The customer should recognize that exact properties of materials may vary according to product configuration but close control of values of most properties can be maintained, if specified. Nothing herein is provided, or is to be construed, as absolute engineering data or constituting a warranty or representation. Contact CoorsTek for cost-effective design, development and manufacturing assistance. CoorsTek has 300+ variations including various forming and firing processes, not all variants are represented in the present website.

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