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Calcium Boride (CaB6)-Powder

Calcium hexaboride is a compound of calcium and boron, chemical formula CaB6, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered for industrial and application purpose. The appearance of Calcium Boride is gray black. It mainly applied in the manufacturing of boron-alloyed steel and as a deoxidation agent in production of oxygen-free copper.
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About Calcium Boride:

Calcium hexaboride (sometimes calcium boride) with CAS 234-525-3 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.

Specifications and properties of Calcium 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


Application of Calcium 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 Calcium Boride Powder:

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


Packing & Shipping of Calcium Boride Powder:

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

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

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

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