Nanomaterials are materials with at least one dimension in the nanoscale range (under 1 micron). They exhibit unique properties due to their small size and high surface-area-to-volume ratio, which make them desirable for various industrial applications. Nanomaterials can be categorized based on their chemical composition, structure, and properties. Commonly they can be carbon-based, metal-based or ceramic based.
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Babbitt metals are one of several alloys used for the bearing surface in a plain bearing. Babbitt metals are characterized by their resistance to galling. The Babbitt metals provide sufficient softness for excellent conformability and embeddability, offering good fluid-forming properties. They are easily cast, can be rigidly bonded to Cast Iron, Steel, or Bronze, run satisfactorily against a Steel shaft, and show excellent corrosion resistance. Babbitting is a process by which softer metals are bonded chemically or mechanically to a shell or stiffener, which supports the weight and torsion of a rotating, oscillating, or sliding shaft. All Babbitt metals are available as Ingot.
Beryllium oxide (BeO), also known as beryllia, is an inorganic compound that is a white crystalline solid and has a unique combination of thermal, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. Beryllia is an electrical insulator and an excellent thermal conductor, with conductivity higher than any other non-metal except diamond and many metals. It is an ideal material for applications requiring large heat dissipation and dielectric and mechanical strength. Beryllia’s high melting point leads to its use as a refractory material.
Note: Beryllium oxide is toxic; beryllium oxide ceramics are not toxic.
Available purity 99.5%, 99.7%, and 99.98% trace metals basis
Nanorods, or quantum rods, are short nanowires that seem rigid and straight and are one-dimensional structures that provide a directed path for electrical transport. They are shaped like long sticks or dowels with a diameter in the nanoscale but a length that is much longer and aspect ratios between 2 and 50. Their mechanical, electrical, and optical properties depend upon their size, allowing for multiple applications. Also, nanorods may be functionalized for different applications.