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Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam

NBSC - Nitride Bonded Silicon Carbide

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(2N) 99% Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam
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Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Typically 20-30% Si3N4/ 70-80% SiC
Molecular Weight Varies by composition
Appearance Solid or powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.69 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 38 MPa (bend strength)
Thermal Conductivity 14-32 W/m·K
Young's Modulus 80 GPa

Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A

About Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam

99.99% High Purity Metal Foam Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam is low density permeable material with numerous applications. The defining characteristic of these foams is a very high porosity, typically 75-95% of the volume consisting of void spaces. Ceramic foam is often used for thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, adsorption of environmental pollutants, filtration of molten metal alloys, and as substrate for catalysts requiring large internal surface area. Silicon Nitride Carbide Sponge is generally immediately available in most volumes. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available.

Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Synonyms

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

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Si3N4•SiC
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A

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 Elements

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.

See more Nitrogen products. Nitrogen is a Block P, Group 15, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p3. Nitrogen is an odorless, tasteless, colorless and mostly inert gas. It is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and it constitutes 78.09% (by volume) of Earth's atmosphere. Nitrogen was discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772.


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