Chemical bonding in epitaxial ZrB2 studied by X-ray spectroscopy
What is it about?
How boron forms borides with electropositive elements i.e., most metals
Why is it important?
Bulk ZrB2: ultrahigh temperature applications, hypersonic airplane protective shields for hypersonic space vehicles, atmospheric reentry, rocket propulsion. Thin film ZrB2/TiB2: for machining of Al alloys in automobile, aerospace industry, telecommunications industries, hard coatings for cutting tool applications Thin film ZrB2 is a potential high-temperature electrical contact material with better ductility compared to ZrC and ZrN. Thin film ZrB2 2D boridene; compare to graphene and MXene
The following have contributed to this page: Associate Prof. Martin Magnuson