About Nitrides

Boron nitride chemical structureNitrides are any of a class of chemical compounds in which nitrogen is combined with an element of similar or lower electronegativity, such as boron, silicon, and most metals.  Certain metal nitrides are unstable, and most react with water to form ammonia and the oxide or hydroxide of the metal; but the nitrides of boron, vanadium, silicon, titanium, and tantalum are very refractory, resistant to chemical attack, and hard—they therefore are useful as abrasives and in making crucibles.

Boron nitride is used in lubricants and insulators. Silicon nitride is also used as an insulator as well as for cutting materials. Gallium and indium nitrides are used as semiconductors, titanium nitride is used in metal coatings, and lithium nitride is often used in hydrogen storage . The diamond-like nitrides of aluminum, gallium and indium all have the wurtzite structure in which each atom occupies tetrahedral sites. For example in aluminum nitride, each aluminum atom has four neighboring nitrogen atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron and similarly each nitrogen atom has four neighboring aluminum atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of nitride 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 nitrides products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Nitrides Products

Aluminum Nitride Aluminum Nitride Powder Aluminum Nitride Sheet
Aluminum Nitride Wafer Aluminum Oxynitride Antimony Nitride
Barium Nitride Beryllium Nitride Boron Nitride
Boron Nitride Crucibles Boron Nitride Crystal Boron Nitride Film
Boron Nitride Flakes Boron Nitride Foam Boron Nitride Honeycomb
Boron Nitride Micropowder Boron Nitride Parts Boron Nitride Paste
Boron Nitride Rod Boron Nitride Shapes Boron Nitride Sheet
Boron Nitride Sponge Boron Nitride Tube Boron Nitride Ultrafine Powder
Boron Nitride Wool Cadmium Nitride Calcium Nitride
Cerium Nitride Chromium Nitride Copper Nitride
Dichromium Nitride Dysprosium Nitride Erbium Nitride
Europium Nitride Gadolinium Nitride GdN Gadolinium Nitride GdN3
Gallium Nitride Gallium Nitride Wafer Germanium Nitride
Hafnium Carbonitride Hafnium Nitride Holmium Nitride
Indium Gallium Nitride Indium Nitride Iron Nitride
Iron Nitride (Fe2N) Iron Nitride (Fe4N) Lanthanum Nitride
Lithium Nitride Lutetium Nitride Machinable Aluminum Nitride Rods
Machinable Aluminum Nitride Sheets Magnesium Nitride Manganese Nitride M3N2
Manganese Nitride M4N Molybdenum Nitride Molybdenum Nitride Mo2N
Neodymium Nitride NdN Neodymium Nitride NdN3 Nickel Nitride
Niobium Nitride Praseodymium Nitride Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) Crucibles
Samarium Nitride Scandium Nitride Scandium Nitride Sputtering Target
Silicon Aluminum Oxynitride Silicon Nitride Silicon Nitride Balls
Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Silicon Nitride Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Nitride Carbide Sponge
Silicon Nitride Carbide Wool Silicon Nitride Foam Silicon Nitride Foil
Silicon Nitride Honeycomb Silicon Nitride Mesh Silicon Nitride Powder
Silicon Nitride Rod Silicon Nitride Spheres Silicon Nitride Sponge
Silicon Nitride Tubes Silicon Nitride Whisker Silicon Nitride Wool
Silicon Nitride/Aluminum Nitride/Aluminum Oxide Sheet Silicon Titanium Nitride Sodium Nitride
Strontium Nitride Tantalum Nitride Terbium Nitride
Thulium Nitride Titanium Nitride Titanium Nitride Powder
Tungsten Nitride (W3N2) Tungsten Nitride (WN) Vanadium Nitride
Ytterbium Nitride Yttrium Nitride Zinc Nitride
Zirconium Nitride

Recent Research & Development for Nitrides

Black Tungsten Nitride as a Metallic Photocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting Operable at up to 765 nm., Wang, Yu Lei, Nie Ting, Li Yu Hang, Wang Xue Lu, Zheng Li Rong, Chen Ai Ping, Gong Xue Qing, and Yang Hua Gui , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 May 19, (2017)

Boron nitride nanowalls: low-temperature plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition synthesis and optical properties., Merenkov, Ivan S., Kosinova Marina L., and Maximovskii Eugene A. , Nanotechnology, 2017 May 05, Volume 28, Issue 18, p.185602, (2017)

Graphitic carbon nitride nanofibers in seaweed-like architecture for gas chromatographic separations., Zheng, Yunzhong, Han Qing, Qi Meiling, and Qu Liangti , J Chromatogr A, 2017 May 05, Volume 1496, p.133-140, (2017)

Metal-free hybrids of graphitic carbon nitride and nanodiamonds for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic applications., Zhou, Li, Zhang Huayang, Guo Xiaochen, Sun Hongqi, Liu Shaomin, Tadé Moses O., and Wang Shaobin , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 May 01, Volume 493, p.275-280, (2017)

Investigation of silicon carbon nitride nanocomposite films as a wear resistant layer in vitro and in vivo for joint replacement applications., Liang, Y, Liu D G., Bai W Q., and Tu J P. , Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2017 May 01, Volume 153, p.41-51, (2017)

Bacteriostatic behavior of surface modulated silicon nitride in comparison to polyetheretherketone and titanium., Bock, Ryan M., Jones Erin N., Ray Darin A., B Bal Sonny, Pezzotti Giuseppe, and McEntire Bryan J. , J Biomed Mater Res A, 2017 May, Volume 105, Issue 5, p.1521-1534, (2017)

Aligned Growth of Millimeter-Size Hexagonal Boron Nitride Single-Crystal Domains on Epitaxial Nickel Thin Film., Meng, Junhua, Zhang Xingwang, Wang Ye, Yin Zhigang, Liu Heng, Xia Jing, Wang Haolin, You Jingbi, Jin Peng, Wang Denggui, et al. , Small, 2017 May, Volume 13, Issue 18, (2017)

Extraction of trace polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental waters by well-dispersed velvet-like magnetic carbon nitride nanocomposites., Li, Dandan, Zhu Jun, Wang Man, Bi Wentao, Huang Xiaohua, and Chen David Da Yong , J Chromatogr A, 2017 Mar 31, Volume 1491, p.27-35, (2017)

Optical Signatures of Quantum Emitters in Suspended Hexagonal Boron Nitride., Exarhos, Annemarie L., Hopper David A., Grote Richard R., Alkauskas Audrius, and Bassett Lee C. , ACS Nano, 2017 Mar 28, Volume 11, Issue 3, p.3328-3336, (2017)

Hydrolyzed hexagonal boron nitride/polymer nanocomposites for transparent gas barrier film., Kim, Tan Young, Song Eun Ho, Kang Byung Hyun, Kim Se Jung, Lee Yun-Hi, and Ju Byeong-Kwon , Nanotechnology, 2017 Mar 24, Volume 28, Issue 12, p.12LT01, (2017)

Observation of biexcitonic emission at extremely low power density in tungsten disulfide atomic layers grown on hexagonal boron nitride., Okada, Mitsuhiro, Miyauchi Yuhei, Matsuda Kazunari, Taniguchi Takashi, Watanabe Kenji, Shinohara Hisanori, and Kitaura Ryo , Sci Rep, 2017 Mar 23, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.322, (2017)

Highly Flexible and Self-Healable Thermal Interface Material Based on Boron Nitride Nanosheets and a Dual Cross-Linked Hydrogel., Jiang, Hongbo, Wang Zifeng, Geng Huiyuan, Song Xiufeng, Zeng Haibo, and Zhi Chunyi , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Mar 22, Volume 9, Issue 11, p.10078-10084, (2017)

Broadband terahertz metamaterial absorber based on tantalum nitride., Deng, Guangsheng, Yang Jun, and Yin Zhiping , Appl Opt, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.2449-2454, (2017)

Facile and fast preparation of low-cost silica-supported graphitic carbon nitride for solid-phase extraction of fluoroquinolone drugs from environmental waters., Speltini, Andrea, Maraschi Federica, Govoni Roberta, Milanese Chiara, Profumo Antonella, Malavasi Lorenzo, and Sturini Michela , J Chromatogr A, 2017 Mar 17, Volume 1489, p.9-17, (2017)

Two-dimensional graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets for biosensing applications., Xiong, Mengyi, Rong Qiming, Meng Hong-Min, and Zhang Xiao-Bing , Biosens Bioelectron, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 89, Issue Pt 1, p.212-223, (2017)