The objective of this book is to discuss the current status of research and development of boron-rich solids as sensors, ultra-high temperature ceramics, thermoelectrics, and armor. Novel biological and chemical sensors made of stiff and light-weight boron-rich solids are very exciting and efficient for applications in medical diagnoses, environmental surveillance and the detection of pathogen and biological/chemical terrorism agents. Ultra-high temperature ceramic composites exhibit excellent oxidation and corrosion resistance for hypersonic vehicle applications. Boron-rich solids are also promising candidates for high-temperature thermoelectric conversion. Armor is another very important application of boron-rich solids, since most of them exhibit very high hardness, which makes them perfect candidates with high resistance to ballistic impact. The following topical areas are presented: acBoron-rich solids: science and technology acSynthesis and sintering strategies of boron rich solids acMicrocantilever sensors acScreening of the possible boron-based thermoelectric conversion materials; acUltra-high temperature ZrB2 and HfB2 based composites acMagnetic, transport and high-pressure properties of boron-rich solids acRestrictions of the sensor dimensions for chemical detection acArmorAlready in 1857 Friedrich WAphler and Henri Sainte-Claire Deville [14, 15], heating up boron oxide and aluminium, obtained three ... Until 2007, it was the only light element, for which the ground ______ 2 The story of how Gay-Lussac and ThAcnard ... And none PHASE DIAGRAM AND NOVEL HIGH-PRESSURE PHASE 209.
|Title||:||Boron Rich Solids|
|Author||:||Nina Orlovskaya, Mykola Lugovy|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2010-10-01|