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Silicon Carbide Nitride Nanoparticles

NBSC - Nitride Bonded Silicon Carbide

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(2N) 99% Silicon Carbide Nitride Nanoparticles
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Compound Formula

Typically 20-30% Si3N4/ 70-80% SiC

Molecular Weight

Varies by composition


Solid or powder


2.69 g/cm3

Tensile Strength

38 MPa (bend strength)

Thermal Conductivity

14-32 W/m·K

Young's Modulus

80 GPa

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Nitride IonHigh Purity, D50 = +10 nanometer (nm) by SEMSilicon Carbide Nitride Nanoparticles, whiskers, nanodots or nanopowder are spherical high surface area particles. Nanoscale Nitride Bonded Silicon Carbide particles are typically 10 - 150 nanometers (nm) with specific surface area (SSA) in the 10 - 75 m2/g range. Nano Silicon Carbide Particles are also available in ultra high purity and high purity and coated and dispersed forms. They are also available as a dispersion through the AE Nanofluid production group. Nanofluids are generally defined as suspended nanoparticles in solution either using surfactant or surface charge technology. Nanofluid dispersion and coating selection technical guidance is also available. Other nanostructures include nanorods, nanowhiskers, nanohorns, nanopyramids and other nanocomposites. Surface functionalized nanoparticles allow for the particles to be preferentially adsorbed at the surface interface using chemically bound polymers.


Nitride Bonded SiC, Silicon Nitride Bonded Silicon Carbide, NBSC, Nitron, Nitro-SiC, CalSiC NB

Chemical Identifiers

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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 Silicon products. Silicon (atomic symbol: Si, atomic number: 14) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 28.085. Silicon Bohr MoleculeThe number of electrons in each of Silicon's shells is 2, 8, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p2. The silicon atom has a radius of 111 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Silicon was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust, by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen. The metalloid is rarely found in pure crystal form and is usually produced from the iron-silicon alloy ferrosilicon. Elemental SiliconSilica (or silicon dioxide), as sand, is a principal ingredient of glass, one of the most inexpensive of materials with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra high purity silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices which are used extensively in the electronics industry.The name Silicon originates from the Latin word silex which means flint or hard stone.

Recent Research

Local anodic oxidation on hydrogen-intercalated graphene layers: oxide composition analysis and role of the silicon carbide substrate., Colangelo, Francesco, Piazza Vincenzo, Coletti Camilla, Roddaro Stefano, Beltram Fabio, and Pingue Pasqualantonio , Nanotechnology, 2017 Mar 10, Volume 28, Issue 10, p.105709, (2017)

Cytotoxicity control of silicon nanoparticles by biopolymer coating and ultrasound irradiation for cancer theranostic applications., Sviridov, A P., Osminkina L A., A Kharin Yu, Gongansky M B., Kargina J V., Kudryavtsev A A., Bezsudnova Yu I., Perova T S., Geloen A, Lysenko V, et al. , Nanotechnology, 2017 Mar 10, Volume 28, Issue 10, p.105102, (2017)

Optically efficient InAsSb nanowires for silicon-based mid-wavelength infrared optoelectronics., Zhuang, Q D., Alradhi H, Jin Z M., Chen X R., Shao J, Chen X, Sanchez Ana M., Cao Y C., Liu J Y., Yates P, et al. , Nanotechnology, 2017 Mar 10, Volume 28, Issue 10, p.105710, (2017)

Role of magnesium oxide and strontium oxide as modifiers in silicate-based bioactive glasses: Effects on thermal behaviour, mechanical properties and in-vitro bioactivity., Bellucci, Devis, Sola Antonella, Salvatori Roberta, Anesi Alexandre, Chiarini Luigi, and Cannillo Valeria , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 72, p.566-575, (2017)

A comparative study on the synthesis mechanism, bioactivity and mechanical properties of three silicate bioceramics., Najafinezhad, Aliakbar, Abdellahi Majid, Ghayour Hamid, Soheily Ali, Chami Akbar, and Khandan Amirsalar , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 72, p.259-267, (2017)

High precision measurement of silicon in naphthas by ICP-OES using isooctane as diluent., Gazulla, M F., Rodrigo M, Orduña M, Ventura M J., and Andreu C , Talanta, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 164, p.563-569, (2017)

Exploring dynamic surface processes during silicate mineral (wollastonite) dissolution with liquid cell TEM., Leonard, D N., and Hellmann R , J Microsc, 2017 Mar, Volume 265, Issue 3, p.358-371, (2017)

Strain rate sensitivity of the tensile strength of two silicon carbides: experimental evidence and micromechanical modelling., Zinszner, Jean-Luc, Erzar Benjamin, and Forquin Pascal , Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci, 2017 Jan 28, Volume 375, Issue 2085, (2017)

Effect of argon implantation on solid-state dewetting: control of size and surface density of silicon nanocrystals., Almadori, Y, Borowik Ł, Chevalier N, and Barbé J-C , Nanotechnology, 2017 Jan 27, Volume 28, Issue 4, p.045306, (2017)

Nanoscale silicon substrate patterns from self-assembly of cylinder forming poly(styrene)-block-poly(dimethylsiloxane) block copolymer on silane functionalized surfaces., Borah, Dipu, Cummins Cian, Rasappa Sozaraj, Watson Scott M. D., Pike Andrew R., Horrocks Benjamin R., Fulton David A., Houlton Andrew, Liontos George, Ntetsikas Konstantinos, et al. , Nanotechnology, 2017 Jan 27, Volume 28, Issue 4, p.044001, (2017)


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