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Aluminum boride AlB2 powder is an ionic compound with a hexagonal crystal structure

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The success of nuclear fusion technology will lead to the development of Aluminum boride AlB2 powder.

Overview of aluminum boride AlB2 powder

Aluminum diboride AlB2 powder is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula AlB2. It is a binary compound formed from aluminum and boron. It is a red solid under normal temperature and pressure, insoluble in water.

Aluminum boride (AlB2) is a binary compound formed from aluminum and boron. It is a red solid under normal temperature and pressure. Heat will lose surface luster. Stable in cold dilute acid, decomposed in hot hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. It is obtained by mixing and heating fine powders of aluminum and boron.

Structurally, B atoms form graphite-like flakes with Al atoms, very similar to the structure of magnesium diboride. AlB2 single crystals exhibit metallic conductivity in axes parallel to the hexagonal plane of the substrate.

Aluminum boride is one of two compounds of aluminum and boron, the other is AlB12, commonly known as aluminum boride. AlB12 is a black glossy monoclinic crystal with a specific gravity of 2.55 (18°C). Insoluble in water, acid and alkali. It decomposes in hot nitric acid and is obtained by fusing together boron trioxide, sulfur and aluminum. Single crystals of AlB2 are parallel to the hexagons of the matrix.

Aluminum boride AlB2 powder is considered a hazardous substance because it reacts with acids and hydrogen to produce toxic gases. For example, it reacts with hydrochloric acid to liberate borane and aluminum chloride.

The structure of aluminum diboride (AlB2) is similar to that of graphite flakes. There is an Al atom between the B atom and the B atom, which is very similar to the structure of magnesium diboride. The AlB2 single crystal exhibits metallic conductivity along an axis parallel to the hexagonal plane of the substrate.

The crystal structure of AlB2 is often used to describe the prototype structure of intermetallic compounds. There are various structural types in the AlB2 structural family.

Aluminum boride AlB2 powder is an ionic compound with a hexagonal crystal structure. Aluminum boride at an absolute temperature of 40K (equivalent to -233°C) will transform into a superconductor. Its actual working temperature is 20~30K. To reach this temperature, we can use liquid neon, liquid or closed loop refrigerators to accomplish cooling. These methods are simpler and more economical than the current industry using liquid helium to cool niobium alloys (4K). Once carbon or other impurities, magnesium diboride, or electrification are added to a magnetic field, they retain as much superconductivity as niobium alloys, if not better.

Application of aluminum boride AlB2 powder

Aluminum boride AlB2 powder is a random (or rhombus) white or light yellow powder. Can be used as: non-toxic flame retardants, plastics, rubber, textiles, coatings, superconducting magnets, transmission lines, sensitive magnetic field detectors.

Aluminum boride AlB2 powder price

The price ofaluminum diboride AlB2 powder varies randomly due to factors such as production cost, transportation cost, international conditions, exchange rate, and market supply and demand of aluminum diboride AlB2 powder. Tanki New Materials Co., Ltd. aims to help industries and chemical wholesalers find high-quality, low-cost nanomaterials and chemicals by providing a full range of customized services. If you are looking for aluminum diboride AlB2 powder, please feel free to contact us for the latest price of aluminum diboride AlB2 powder.

Supplier of aluminum boride AlB2 powder

As a global aluminum diboride AlB2 powder supplier, Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. has extensive experience in advanced engineering material properties, applications and cost-effective manufacturing. The company has successfully developed a series of boride powder materials (including aluminum diboride AlB2 powder, molybdenum boride, tungsten boride, etc.), high-purity targets, functional ceramics and structural devices, and provides OEM services.

Aluminum Diboride AlB2 Powder Properties
Other Namesaluminium boride, aluminum diboride, AIB2
CAS No.12041-50-8
Compound FormulaAlB2
Molecular Weight48.604 g/mol
AppearanceCopper-red solid
Melting Point>920 °C (decomposes)
Solubility in waterInsolutable
Density3.19 g/cm3
Purity>98.5%
Particle Size5-10um
Poisson's RatioN/A
Specific HeatN/A
Thermal ConductivityN/A
Thermal ExpansionN/A
Young's ModulusN/A
Exact Mass49.000149
Monoisotopic Mass49.000149


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