Boron Nitride (h-BN)

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Boron nitride is a chemical compound with equal numbers of boron and nitrogen atoms. The hexagonal form (HBN) corresponding to graphite is the softest and most stable form among BN polymorphs, and is therefore used as a lubricant and an additive to cosmetic products.

This material data has been provided by Advanced Ceramic Materials.

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All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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Ashby charts





23.0 °C

2.1 g/cm³

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Chemical properties



40 - 41.9 %

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0.2 - 2 %

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50 - 58.3 %

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0.2 - 0.3 %

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0.3 - 3 %

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