New boride materials with ultra-high hardness, high oxidation resistance, and catalytic activity


New boride materials were created by mechanochemical synthesis. These materials have ultra-high hardness, high oxidation resistance, and/or catalytic activity, and thus, can be used for cutting tools, polishing materials, wear-resistant coatings, and thermo-oxidation protection layers for ultra-high speed vehicles (e.g., spacecraft), and catalysts for combustion and fuel cells. The mechanochemical process is a scalable, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly process.

Key Benefits

o Creates harder, more wear-resistant tools and coatings
o Cost and energy efficient
o Produces less waste
o Eco-friendly


o Cutting tools
o Wear-resistant coatings
o Thermo-oxidation protection layers
o Catalysts for combustion and fuel cells

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