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Overview of Silicon Nitride Si3N4

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Overview of Silicon Nitride Si3N4

Silicon nitride is a compound of silicon and nitrogen. Si3N4 is the most thermodynamically stable in silicon nitride. It is a white, high melting solid, relatively chemically inert, attacked by dilute HF and hot H2SO4. It works very hard (MoHS is 8.5) and has high thermal stability.

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How is silicon nitride Si3N4 powder produced?

Hexagonal β-Si3N4 can be directly carried out with silicon nitride and nitrogen can be carried out at 100-1400 °C.

SiCL4(L)+6NH3(g)→Si(NH)2(S)+4NH4Cl(S) at 0℃

3 Si(NH)2(S)→Si3N4(S)+N2(g)+3H2(g) at 1000℃

Or thermal reduction reaction with carbon under nitrogen atmosphere at 1400-1450 ℃ under nitrogen atmosphere:

3SiO2(S)+6C(S)+2N2(g)→Si3N4(S)+6CO(g)

However, if the silicon raw material used is of high purity, it will cause silicon nitride to contain impurities such as silicate and iron. The silicon nitride synthesized by the decomposition of diamine is amorphous and needs to be further annealed at 1400-1500 ℃ in nitrogen to be converted into crystalline powder. Only the decomposition of diamine is important. Silicon nitride is commercially produced by the nitridation process. Carbothermal reduction reaction is the simplest method for producing silicon nitride, and it is also the most economical and efficient method for manufacturing silicon powder in industry.

Electronic grade silicon nitride films using chemical vapor deposition or plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition techniques

3 SiH4 (G) + 4 NH3 (g) → Si3N4 (S) + 12 H2 (g)

3 SiCL4 (G) + 4 NH3 (g) → Si3N4 (S) + 12 HCl (g)

3 SiCL2H2 (G) + 4 NH3 (g) → Si3N4 (S) + 6 HCl (g) + 6 H2 (g)

Application of silicon nitride Si3N4 powder

1) Manufacturing structural devices: metallurgy, machinery, aviation, aerospace, etc.

2) Surface treatment of metals and other materials: such as molds, tools, turbine blades.

3) Composite materials: such as metal, ceramic and graphite composite materials, rubber, plastics.

4) Colorless, transparent, self-lubricating and wear-resistant nanoparticle film for advanced surface protection such as mobile phones and automobiles.

5) Ball bearings.

6) Ball valve and parts.

7) Corrosion resistant turbine.

The price of silicon nitride Si3N4 powder

The price of silicon nitride Si3N4 powder will change randomly with the production cost, transportation cost, international situation, exchange rate and the supply and demand of the silicon nitride Si3N4 powder market. Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. aims to help industries and chemical wholesalers find high-quality, low-cost nanomaterials and chemicals by providing a full range of customized services. If you are looking for Silicon Nitride Si3N4 Powder, please feel free to send an inquiry to get the latest price of Silicon Nitride Si3N4 Powder.

Silicon Nitride Si3N4 Powder Supplier

As a global supplier of silicon nitride Si3N4 powder, Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. has extensive experience in the performance, application and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced engineering materials. The company has successfully developed a series of powder materials (titanium nitride, silicon nitride, titanium nitride, etc.) high-purity targets, functional ceramics and structural devices, and provides OEM services.

Chemical Composition of Silicon Nitride Si3N4 Powder

Si3N4NOCFeAlNiZn
>99%>38.9%0.6-1.2<0.2<120ppm<3ppm<1ppm<1ppm


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The report pointed out that the Asian economy will still be in the process of recovery in 2022, but the growth rate may moderate. According to the report, Asia's economic growth in 2022 is likely to be lower than the current IMF forecast, which is projected at 4.8%.

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