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 Nanofiber
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