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Barium Boride (BaB6)-Powder

Calcium hexaboride (sometimes calcium boride) is a compound of calcium and boron, chemical formula BaB6, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered for industrial and application purpose. The appearance of Barium Boride is gray black powder. It mainly applied as an antioxidant in carbon bonded refractories.
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About Barium Boride:

Calcium hexaboride (sometimes calcium boride) with CAS 12046-08-1 is a compound of calcium and boron with the chemical formula CaB6. It is an important material due to its high electrical conductivity, hardness, chemical stability, and melting point. It is a black, lustrous, chemically inert powder with a low density. It has the cubic structure typical for metal hexaborides, with octahedral units of 6 boron atoms combined with calcium atoms. CaB6 and lanthanum-doped CaB6 both show weak ferromagnetic properties, which is a remarkable fact because calcium and boron are neither magnetic, nor have inner 3d or 4f electronic shells, which are usually required for ferromagnetism.

Specifications and properties of Barium Boride:

Chemical formula:CaB6
Molar mass:104.94 g/mol
Appearance:black powder
Density:2.45 g/cm3
Melting point:2,235 °C (4,055 °F; 2,508 K)
Solubility in water:insoluble
Crystal structure:Cubic


Application of Barium Boride:


Calcium hexaboride is used in the manufacturing of boron-alloyed steel and as a deoxidation agent in production of oxygen-free copper. The latter results in higher conductivity than conventionally phosphorus-deoxidized copper owing to the low solubility of boron in copper. CaB6 can also serve as a high temperature material, surface protection, abrasives, tools, and wear resistant material.

CaB6 is highly conductive, has low work function, and thus can be used as a hot cathode material. When used at elevated temperature, calcium hexaboride will oxidize degrading its properties and shortening its usable lifespan.

CaB6 is also a promising candidate for n-type thermoelectric materials, because its power factor is larger than or comparable to that of common thermoelectric materials Bi2Te3 and PbTe.

CaB also can be used as an antioxidant in carbon bonded refractories.


Storage Condition of Barium Boride Powder:

Damp reunion will affect Barium Boride powder dispersion performance and using effects, therefore,Barium Boride Powder should be sealed in vacuum packing and stored in cool and dry room, the Barium Boride Powder can not be exposure to air. In addition, the Barium Boride powder should be avoided under stress.


Packing & Shipping of Barium Boride Powder:

We have many different kinds of packing which depends on the Barium Boride Powder quantity.

Barium Boride Powder packing:vacuum packing, 100g, 500g or 1kg/bag, 25kg/barrel, or as your request.

Barium Boride Powder shipping:could be shipped out by sea , by air, by express as soon as possible once payment receipt.

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