Boron Nitride (BN) and Boron Nitride Composites for Applications under Extreme Conditions
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a very versatile material that is used in a number of applications due to its unique combination of properties. This paper reviews typical h-BN qualities and their applications as functional particle in coatings and as sintered parts. As an example, the EKamold® coating family is presented in detail for a variety of substrate types and applications. Furthermore a general overview is given of the effect of the binder phase for hot-pressed h-BN qualities. And finally the use of h-BN as a composite with a) zirconium oxide for side dams in steel thin-strip casting and b) with titanium diboride as evaporation boats is described in more detail.
Pietro VINCENZINI, Sheldon WIEDERHORN and Paolo COLOMBO
J. Eichler et al., "Boron Nitride (BN) and Boron Nitride Composites for Applications under Extreme Conditions", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 65, pp. 61-69, 2010