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BC1687 Hafnium Boride Powder, HfB2

Catalog No.BC1687
CAS Number12007-23-7
AppearanceLight Gray Powder / Granule / Lump
Density10.5 g/cm3

Hafnium boride powder is an ultra-high temperature ceramic with the formula HfB2. Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) is a leading supplier of hafnium boride powder in a variety of dimensions.

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Hafnium Boride Powder Description 

Hafnium boride powder is an ultra-high temperature ceramic composed of hafnium and boron. It is an unusual ceramic, having relatively high thermal and electrical conductivities. It is a light gray, metallic-looking material. Hafnium diboride (HfB2) powder has a hexagonal crystal structure, a molar mass of 200.11 grams per mole, and a density of 10.5 grams per cubic centimeter. It has a melting temperature of about 3250 degrees Celsius. The oxidation resistance of hafnium diboride is dependent on the temperature and pressure. At a temperature of 1500°C and 1 atm of pressure, a protective oxide scale of hafnia forms. When temperatures rise above 1600°C and pressures drop below 1 atm, the oxidation resistance of HfB2 is dramatically reduced. Under these conditions, the boiling temperature of B2O3 (one of the oxidation products of HfB2) is exceeded and the protective oxide layer.

BC1687 Hafnium Boride Powder

Hafnium Boride Powder Specifications 

Molar Mass (g/mol.)


Density (g/cm3)






Melting Point (°C)

ca. 3250 

Materials To Be Avoided 

Oxidizing agents 



Van der Waals Radius







Solubility in Water

Solubility in Water


Hafnium Boride Powder Typical Applications 

Hafnium boride powder has potential for use in hypervelocity reentry vehicles such as ICBM heat shields or aerodynamic leading-edges, due to its strength and thermal properties. Unlike polymer and composite material, HfB2 can be formed into aerodynamic shapes that will not ablate during reentry. Hafnium diboride is also investigated as a possible new material for nuclear reactor control rods. It is also being investigated as a microchip diffusion barrier. If synthesized correctly, the barrier can be less than 7 nm thick.


Hafnium Boride Powder Packing

25KG per drum or as required by the customer
Our product is clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.


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