A new method for creating ultra-hard, rust-proof materials that can be used in a variety of ways including tools and coatings.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Concept
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Value Proposition: The new borides created through this novel method are expected to have ultra-high hardness, high oxidation resistance, and/or catalytic activity, which can be used for a variety of applications, including: cutting tools, polishing materials, wear-resistant coatings, and thermo-oxidation protection layers for ultra-high speed vehicles (e.g., spacecraft). Due to their atomic structuring, these new compositions are also expected to have high catalytic activity and can be used as catalysts for combustion and fuel cells.
Mechanochemical synthesis is a scalable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly process, which, compared to currently available technologies, makes it advantageous for large production because of the low energy consumption and lower levels of pollution.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 529
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