Development of Refractory and Rare Earth Metal Borides & Carbides for High Temperature Applications

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  • Murthy Tammana
  • J. K. Sonber
  • K. Sairam
  • R. D. Bedse
  • J. K. Chakarvartty

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  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre


Among the non-oxide ceramics, carbides and borides such as B4C, TiB2, ZrB2, HfB2, NbB2, CrB2, LaB6, CeB6, NdB6, EuB6 posses attractive combination of high temperature properties for engineering applications. However, they are difficult to synthesize and fabricate in the form of dense bodies, because of their refractory nature and low self diffusion coefficient. The synthesis of boron carbide, refractory and rare earth metal borides, their fabrication to consolidated shapes and determination of their properties, have been carried out in our laboratory and a brief review of these developments is presented in this article.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3104-3113
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue numberIssue 9, Part B
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016


  • Borides, Carbides, Hot pressing, Silicides, Sintering, SPS

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