Boron and Refractory Borides

  • Vlado I. Matkovich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. V. I. Matkovich
      Pages 1-3
  3. Considerations of Theoretical Interest

    1. G. V. Samsonov, B. A. Kovenskaya
      Pages 5-18
    2. G. V. Samsonov, B. A. Kovenskaya
      Pages 19-30
    3. A. A. Berezin, O. A. Golikova, V. R. Zaitsev, M. M. Kazanin, V. M. Orlov, E. N. Tkalenko
      Pages 52-64
    4. V. I. Matkovich, J. Economy
      Pages 78-95
    5. V. I. Matkovich, J. Economy
      Pages 96-106
    6. H. J. Becher, R. Mattes
      Pages 107-114
    7. J. Etourneau, J.-P. Mercurio, P. Hagenmuller
      Pages 115-138
  4. Preparations and Properties

    1. J. Cueilleron, F. Thevenot
      Pages 203-213
    2. A. F. Zhigach, D. C. Stasinevich
      Pages 214-226
    3. J. A. Ugai, N. E. Soloviev
      Pages 227-240
    4. R. Naslain, J. Etourneau, P. Hagenmuller
      Pages 262-292
    5. V. N. Gurin, M. M. Korsukova
      Pages 293-309
    6. G. N. Makarenko
      Pages 310-330
    7. G. L. Gal’chenko, E. G. Lavut, E. A. Lavut, L. M. Vidavsky
      Pages 331-350
    8. T. Lundström
      Pages 351-376
    9. V. N. Gurin, V. S. Sinelnikova
      Pages 377-389
    10. J. Castaing, P. Costa
      Pages 390-412
    11. H. Nowotny, P. Rogl
      Pages 413-438
    12. K. E. Spear
      Pages 439-456
    13. K. H. J. Buschow
      Pages 494-515
  5. Special Applications

    1. W. D. Smith
      Pages 541-551
    2. J. Economy, R. Lin
      Pages 552-564
    3. L. C. Wohrer, A. A. Wosilait
      Pages 565-580
    4. K. Moorjani, C. Feldman
      Pages 581-596
    5. A. P. Epik
      Pages 597-612
    6. D. E. Mahagin, R. E. Dahl
      Pages 613-632
    7. M. L. Wilkins
      Pages 633-648
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 649-658

About this book


V. I. MATKOVICH During the meeting of the International Symposium on Boron held in October, 1972 in Tbilisi, U.S.S.R., the idea was proposed to assemble a review of boron and refractory borides by the specialists present. The advantages of such a work were immediately apparent. Such diverse applications of borides as in protective armor, nuclear reactors, coat­ ings, reinforcement, etc. can hardly all be presented in sufficient detail by a single author. On the other hand it was also recognized that with so much specialization, some areas of interest may not be covered. Within the last decade or two a number of areas have been developed in which the use of refractory borides is growing and improvements are being actively explored. Thus, a number of borides have considerable potential as reinforcing material for plastics or light metals, though only boron fibers have been firmly established up to the present. Ap­ plication of flakes and films for two-dimensional reinforcement appears attractive, although the high cost of materials and development repre­ sents a considerable barrier. A number of borides have been used to manufacture lightweight protec­ tive armor. In this area relatively fast changes seem to be taking place as improvements in performance and weight are made. Boron carbide has found considerable use in this application and new developments exploit the light weight of beryllium borides.


Beryllium alkali metal boron carbon chemical bond chemistry crystal development metals nuclear reactor plastics transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Vlado I. Matkovich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Carborundum CompanyNiagara FallsUSA
  2. 2.Pall CorporationGlen CoveUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66622-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66620-9
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