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Niobium Monoboride

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6.97 g/cm3

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103.915703 Da

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Boride IonNiobium Monoboride is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.



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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Boron products. Boron Bohr ModelBoron (atomic symbol: B, atomic number: 5) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 10.81. The number of electrons in each of boron's shells is 2, 3 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p1. The boron atom has a radius of 90 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. It was first isolated by Humphry Davy, also in 1808. Boron is classified as a metalloid is not found naturally on earth. Elemental BoronAlong with carbon and nitrogen, boron is one of the few elements in the periodic table known to form stable compounds featuring triple bonds. Boron has an energy band gap of 1.50 to 1.56 eV, which is higher than that of either silicon or germanium. Boron is found in borates, borax, boric acid, colemanite, kernite, and ulexite.The name Boron originates from a combination of carbon and the Arabic word buraqu meaning borax.

See more Niobium products. Niobium (atomic symbol: Nb, atomic number: 41) is a Block D, Group 5, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 92.90638. Niobium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of niobium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 12, 1 and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d4 5s1. The niobium atom has a radius of 146 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Niobium was discovered by Charles Hatchett in 1801 and first isolated by Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand in 1864. In its elemental form, niobium has a gray metallic appearance. Niobium has the largest magnetic penetration depth of any element and is one of three elemental type-II superconductors (Elemental Niobiumalong with vanadium and technetium). Niobium is found in the minerals pyrochlore, its main commercial source, and columbite. The word Niobium originates from Niobe, daughter of mythical Greek king Tantalus.

Recent Research

Niobium(v)-catalyzed defluorinative triallylation of α,α,α-trifluorotoluene derivatives by triple C-F bond activation., Saito, Kodai, Umi Taishi, Yamada Takayuki, Suga Takuya, and Akiyama Takahiko , Org Biomol Chem, 2017 Jan 31, (2017)

Niobium-doped (001) Dominated Anatase TiO2 Nanosheets as Photoelectrode for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells., Jiang, Lei, Sun Lei, Yang Dong, Zhang Jian, Li Ya-Juan, and Deng Wei-Qiao , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Jan 24, (2017)

Fabrication of polarization-independent waveguides deeply buried in lithium niobate crystal using aberration-corrected femtosecond laser direct writing., Wang, Peng, Qi Jia, Liu Zhengming, Liao Yang, Chu Wei, and Cheng Ya , Sci Rep, 2017 Jan 23, Volume 7, p.41211, (2017)

On-chip electro-optic tuning of a lithium niobate microresonator with integrated in-plane microelectrodes., Wang, Min, Xu Yingxin, Fang Zhiwei, Liao Yang, Wang Peng, Chu Wei, Qiao Lingling, Lin Jintian, Fang Wei, and Cheng Ya , Opt Express, 2017 Jan 09, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.124-129, (2017)

A niobium and tantalum co-doped perovskite cathode for solid oxide fuel cells operating below 500 °C., Li, Mengran, Zhao Mingwen, Li Feng, Zhou Wei, Peterson Vanessa K., Xu Xiaoyong, Shao Zongping, Gentle Ian, and Zhu Zhonghua , Nat Commun, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 8, p.13990, (2017)

In vitro antibacterial and remineralizing effect of adhesive containing triazine and niobium pentoxide phosphate inverted glass., Altmann, Aline Segatto Pi, Collares Fabrício Mezzomo, Leitune Vicente Castelo Br, Arthur Rodrigo Alex, Takimi Antonio Shigueaki, and Samuel Susana Maria Wern , Clin Oral Investig, 2017 Jan, Volume 21, Issue 1, p.93-103, (2017)

Structural Redetermination and Photoluminescence Properties of the Niobium Oxyphosphate (NbO)2P4O13., Schildhammer, Daniel, Fuhrmann Gerda, Petschnig Lucas L., Wurst Klaus, Vitzthum Daniela, Seibald Markus, Schottenberger Herwig, and Huppertz Hubert , Inorg Chem, 2017 Feb 13, (2017)

Compositionally Dependent Nonlinear Optical Bandgap Behavior of Mixed Anodic Oxides in Niobium-Titanium System., Bleckenwegner, Petra, Mardare Cezarina Cela, Cobet Christoph, Kollender Jan Philipp, Hassel Achim Walter, and Mardare Andrei Ionut , ACS Comb Sci, 2017 Feb 13, Volume 19, Issue 2, p.121-129, (2017)

Spatially uniform resistance switching of low current, high endurance titanium-niobium-oxide memristors., Kumar, Suhas, Davila Noraica, Wang Ziwen, Huang Xiaopeng, Strachan John Paul, Vine David, Kilcoyne A L. David, Nishi Yoshio, and R Williams Stanley , Nanoscale, 2017 Feb 02, Volume 9, Issue 5, p.1793-1798, (2017)


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