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3M™ 10B Enriched Boron Carbide

3M ID B40070681
  • Neutron absorber primarily for nuclear control rod applications
  • Customized powder variations available to meet customer needs
  • Can be converted into final articles with high densities such as pellets, plates or sputtering targets
  • Product backed by team with extensive experience fabricating, cutting and grinding high density boron carbide to meet or exceed customer requirements
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Typical Properties
Attribute Name
Value
Applications
Neutron Detection, Nuclear Fuel
Industries
Nuclear
Details
  • Neutron absorber primarily for nuclear control rod applications
  • Customized powder variations available to meet customer needs
  • Can be converted into final articles with high densities such as pellets, plates or sputtering targets
  • Product backed by team with extensive experience fabricating, cutting and grinding high density boron carbide to meet or exceed customer requirements

Isotopically tailored, 3M™ 10B Enriched Boron Carbide is manufactured from available enriched boric acid products and can be produced in many powder variations, with specifically-engineered chemical, physical and particle size properties. The boron carbide is a neutron absorber that is primarily used for neutron shielding applications.

Our 3M™ 10B Enriched Boron Carbide (10B4C) is a neutron absorber primarily used in neutron shielding applications. It can also be used in various thermal neutron detector applications such as control rods and neutron shielding. Enriched boron carbide can be produced in many powder variations, with specifically engineered chemical, physical and particle size properties. 3M enriched boron carbide powders and natural boron carbide powders can be converted into final articles with high densities such as pellets, plates or sputtering targets at our hot pressing facility.

Importantly, our 3M™ 10B Enriched Boron Carbide can be manufactured to meet existing industry standards, such as ASTM C750 and ASTM C751. Custom synthesis is available for isotopically enriched 10B materials to meet customer specific purity and stoichiometry requirements.

A Leading Producer of Enriched Boron
Importantly, this quality product is created and backed by 3M – a leading global commercial processor of enriched boron. We create this product, and others, at one of the largest boron isotope enrichment facilities in the world. Notably, we focus on manufacturing optimized materials with an emphasis on stable boron isotopes. Our proprietary manufacturing process allows formulations to exceed 99% 10B enrichment. In addition, we offer a proven supply chain, consistent product quality and the ability to custom engineer products for your unique applications. Our specialists are experts at solving materials-related problems in the demanding nuclear and semiconductor industries.

Applications

  • Neutron absorption
  • Nuclear control rod
  • Thermal neutron detectors

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