About Carbides

Carbide ion

Carbides are compounds in which the anion is one or more carbon atoms. Most metals form carbide compounds, though not all--indium and gallium, for example, do not. American Elements' manufacturing emphasizes production of metallic carbide materials including boron carbide, cobalt carbide, chromium carbide, hafnium carbide, molybdenum carbide, niobium carbide, tantalum carbide, titanium carbide, vanadium carbide, zirconium carbide, and numerous others. Metallic carbide materials are marketed under the tradename AE Carbides™.

Like diamond, a pure carbon compound, carbide compounds tend to be extremely hard, refractory and resistant to wear, corrosion and heat, making them excellent candidates for coatings for drills and other tools. They often have other valuable properties in combination with toughness, such as electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion and abrasiveness.

Some notable carbides include:

Chromium carbide: A typical example of a carbide compound that combines the refractory and hardness of carbides with some other property attributable to the cation. In this case, the anti-corrosive properties of chromium. Chromium carbide is used extensively in aerospace materials, high temperature drilling parts, welding electrodes and in other high temperature corrosive environments.

Hafnium carbide: Combining the high refractive index of both the element hafnium and of carbides generally, HfC is the most refractory simple binary compound, with a melting temperature of 3,890 ºC.

Silicon carbide: Combines the refractory and hardness of carbides with high thermal conductivity, creating a stiff low thermal expansion material.

Tungsten carbide: The most commonly used of the carbides is tungsten carbide which, when combined with one or more other transition metal carbides, produces the hardest and least costly cutting drills and tools.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of carbide compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its carbide products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Carbides Products

Aluminum Carbide Aluminum Carbide Powder Antimony Carbide
Arsenic Carbide Barium Carbide Beryllium Carbide
Bismuth Carbide Boralcan Boron Carbide
Boron Carbide Foam Boron Carbide Granule Boron Carbide Honeycomb
Boron Carbide Pieces Boron Carbide Powder Boron Carbide Rod
Boron Carbide Sheet Boron Carbide Sponge Boron Carbide Wool
Boron-10 Carbide Isotope Cadmium Carbide Calcium Carbide
Cerium Carbide Cesium Carbide Chromium Carbide
Chromium Carbide - Nickel Chromium Composite Powder Chromium Carbide Cr23C6 Chromium Carbide Cr7C3
Chromium Carbide Powder Cobalt Carbide Copper Carbide
Diniobium Carbide Ditungsten Carbide Dysprosium Carbide
Erbium Carbide Europium Carbide Gadolinium Carbide
Germanium Carbide Gold Carbide Hafnium Carbide
Hafnium Carbide Disc Hafnium Carbide Foam Hafnium Carbide Granules
Hafnium Carbide Honeycomb Hafnium Carbide Ingot Hafnium Carbide Pellets
Hafnium Carbide Pieces Hafnium Carbide Powder Hafnium Carbide Rod
Hafnium Carbide Sponge Hafnium Carbide Tile Hafnium Carbide Wool
Hafnium Carbonitride Holmium Carbide Iridium Carbide
Iron Carbide Iron Carbon Aluminum Alloy Lanthanum Carbide
Lanthanum Carbide Powder Lead Carbide Lithium Carbide
Lutetium Carbide Magnesium Carbide Manganese Carbide Mn23C6
Manganese Carbide Mn3C Manganese Carbide Mn5C2 Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C
Molybdenum Carbide MoC Neodymium Carbide Nickel Carbide
Niobium Carbide Powder Niobium(IV) Carbide Osmium Carbide
Palladium Carbide Platinum Carbide Potassium Carbide
Praseodymium Carbide Rhenium Carbide Rhodium Carbide
Rubidium Carbide Ruthenium Carbide Samarium Carbide
Scandium Carbide Selenium Carbide Silicon Carbide
Silicon Carbide Balls Silicon Carbide Bricks Silicon Carbide Fiber
Silicon Carbide Foam Silicon Carbide Granule Silicon Carbide Heating Elements
Silicon Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Carbide Monofilament Silicon Carbide Powder
Silicon Carbide Rod Silicon Carbide Sheet Silicon Carbide Sponge
Silicon Carbide Tube Silicon Carbide Wafer Silicon Carbide Wool
Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Silicon Nitride Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Nitride Carbide Sponge
Silicon Nitride Carbide Wool Silicon Oxycarbide Silver Carbide
Sodium Carbide Strontium Carbide Tantalum Carbide Foam
Tantalum Carbide Granules Tantalum Carbide Honeycomb Tantalum Carbide Powder
Tantalum Carbide Sponge Tantalum Carbide Ta2C Tantalum Carbide TaC
Tantalum Carbide Wool Tantalum Hafnium Carbide Tantalum Niobium Carbide
Tellurium Carbide Terbium Carbide Thallium Carbide
Thulium Carbide Tin Carbide Titanium Aluminum Carbide
Titanium Carbide Titanium Carbide Crucibles Titanium Carbide Powder
Titanium Silicocarbide Tungsten Carbide Copper Alloy Tungsten Carbide Powder
Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Rod Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Sheet Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Spheres
Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Tube Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Wire Tungsten Titanium Carbide
Tungsten(IV) Carbide (WC) Vanadium Carbide Vanadium Carbide Powder
Ytterbium Carbide Yttrium Carbide Zinc Carbide
Zinc Carbide Foam Zirconium Boride/Silicon Carbide Zirconium Carbide
Zirconium Carbide Foam Zirconium Carbide Granules Zirconium Carbide Honeycomb
Zirconium Carbide Powder Zirconium Carbide Sponge Zirconium Carbide Tile
Zirconium Carbide Wool

Recent Research & Development for Carbides

Designing Pseudocapacitance for Nb2O5/Carbide-Derived Carbon Electrodes and Hybrid Devices., Lai, Chun-Han, Ashby David, Moz Melissa, Gogotsi Yury, Pilon Laurent, and Dunn Bruce , Langmuir, 2017 Sep 19, Volume 33, Issue 37, p.9407-9415, (2017)

Functional Multi-Nanolayer Coatings of Amorphous Carbon/Tungsten Carbide with Exceptional Mechanical Durability and Corrosion Resistance., Nemati, Narguess, Bozorg Mansoor, Penkov Oleksiy V., Shin Dong-Gap, Sadighzadeh Asghar, and Kim Dae-Eun , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Sep 06, Volume 9, Issue 35, p.30149-30160, (2017)

Novel boron channel-based structure of boron carbide at high pressures., Zhang, Xinxin, Zhao Yu, Zhang Miao, Liu Hanyu, Yao Yansun, Cheng Taimin, and Chen Hui , J Phys Condens Matter, 2017 Sep 04, (2017)

Atomic-Level Simulation Study of n-Hexane Pyrolysis on Silicon Carbide Surfaces., Sajib, Md Symon Jaha, Samieegohar Mohammadreza, Wei Tao, and Shing Katherine , Langmuir, 2017 Oct 03, (2017)

A Two-Dimensional Biodegradable Niobium Carbide (MXene) for Photothermal Tumor Eradication in NIR-I and NIR-II Biowindows., Lin, Han, Gao Shanshan, Dai Chen, Chen Yu, and Shi Jianlin , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Nov 02, (2017)

Introduction of a carbon paste electrode based on nickel carbide for investigation of interaction between warfarin and vitamin K1., Torkashvand, Maryam, Gholivand Mohammad Bagher, Taherpour Avat Arman, Boochani Arash, and Akhtar Arsalan , J Pharm Biomed Anal, 2017 May 30, Volume 139, p.156-164, (2017)

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays Grown on Three-Dimensional Carbon Fiber Architecture Substrate and Enhanced Interface Performance of Carbon Fiber and Zirconium Carbide Coating., Yan, Liwen, Zhang Xinghong, Hu Ping, Zhao Guangdong, Dong Shun, Liu Dazhao, Sun Boqian, Zhang Dongyang, and Han Jiecai , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 May 24, Volume 9, Issue 20, p.17337-17346, (2017)

Structures, Interconversions, and Spectroscopy of Iron Carbonyl Clusters with an Interstitial Carbide: Localized Metal Center Reduction by Overall Cluster Oxidation., Kuppuswamy, Subramaniam, Wofford Joshua D., Joseph Chris, Xie Zhu-Lin, Ali Azim K., Lynch Vincent M., Lindahl Paul A., and Rose Michael J. , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 15, Volume 56, Issue 10, p.5998-6012, (2017)

Facile visual colorimetric sensor based on iron carbide nanoparticles encapsulated in porous nitrogen-rich graphene., Wu, Siyuan, Huang Hao, Feng Xun, Du Cuicui, and Song Wenbo , Talanta, 2017 May 15, Volume 167, p.385-391, (2017)

Evaluation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds from a cement plant using carbide slag from chlor-alkali industry as the major raw material., Zhao, Yuyang, Zhan Jiayu, Liu Guorui, Zheng Minghui, Jin Rong, Yang Lili, Hao Liwei, Wu Xiaolin, Zhang Xian, and Wang Pu , J Hazard Mater, 2017 May 15, Volume 330, p.135-141, (2017)

Defect Facilitated Phonon Transport through Kinks in Boron Carbide Nanowires., Zhang, Qian, Cui Zhiguang, Wei Zhiyong, Chang Siang Yee, Yang Lin, Zhao Yang, Yang Yang, Guan Zhe, Jiang Youfei, Fowlkes Jason, et al. , Nano Lett, 2017 May 11, (2017)

Three-Dimensional Proton Beam Writing of Optically Active Coherent Vacancy Spins in Silicon Carbide., Kraus, H, Simin D, Kasper C, Suda Y, Kawabata S, Kada W, Honda T, Hijikata Y, Ohshima T, Dyakonov V, et al. , Nano Lett, 2017 May 10, Volume 17, Issue 5, p.2865-2870, (2017)

Silicon carbide recovered from photovoltaic industry waste as photocatalysts for hydrogen production., Zhang, Yu, Hu Yu, Zeng Hongmei, Zhong Lin, Liu Kewei, Cao Hongmei, Li Wei, and Yan Hongjian , J Hazard Mater, 2017 May 05, Volume 329, p.22-29, (2017)