Boron Carbide (B4C) Sputtering Target
Boron Carbide (B4C)
Boron Carbide is very had ceramic of carbon and boron. It is one of the hardest known materials known to science, only surpassed in harness by cubic boron nitride, and diamond. The structure of this ceramic consists of a C-B-C chains, and icosahedra of B12, and octahedron of B6, and so technically B4C though given a common name, is a gross underrepresentation of the material’s structure.
Boron Carbide (B4C) Targets
Applications for this material typically utilize its strength as it’s used in tank armor, bulletproof vests, engine sabotage powders, and it can even be used as a neutron absorbent for nuclear power. As a semiconductor, it utilizes hopping transport as opposed to band transport, and although its estimated band gap is 2.09eV, the bandgap depends on composition as well as the degree of order.
SCI Engineered Materials offers our Boron Carbide Sputtering targets in a 99.5% purity, ranging in sizes from 1″ to 8″ in diameter, and from 0.25 to 0.125″ in thickness. If you need different sizes or configuration please reach out on our custom quote request and we will be happy to manufacture exactly what you need.