Mixed Lithium-Boron Materials
The blending of lithium hydride with both crystalline and amorphous boron has been investigated in order to create single, stable inorganic materials. Loadings up to 20% have been achieved in order to ascertain the ability to evenly distribute the particles throughout the lithium hydride matrix. Initial X-ray data suggests that amorphous boron is more evenly distributed throughout the lithium hydride owing to its smaller particle size but pressing the material results in a lower overall density than the corresponding crystalline boron / lithium hydride mix.
J. S. Joy "Mixed Lithium-Boron Materials", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 1941-1943, 2006