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Properties and Applications of Aluminum Nitride

After Russia pledged to scale back its military operations around Kyiv and in northern Ukraine, the prices of most industrial metals fell, led by aluminum, showing people's concerns for supply shortage eased.

At an earlier time, the West imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, which aroused concerns about the supply problem because Russia is a major producer of nickel, aluminum, and copper. 

Russia is also a major gas supplier to Europe, where potential supply disruptions are seen as hitting power-intensive aluminum and zinc Aluminum Nitride, Aluminum Nitride Overview, Aluminum Nitride Applications, Aluminum Nitride Suppliers, Aluminum Nitride Price are still very uncertain.

Aluminum Nitride Overview

Aluminum nitride is stable at high temperatures in an inert atmosphere, melting at temperatures around 2200°C. In a vacuum, AlN decomposes at about 1800°C. In air, surface oxidation occurs above 700°C. Surface oxide layers as thick as 5-10 nm can be detected even at room temperature. The oxide layer protects the material at temperatures up to 1370°C. Above this temperature, extensive oxidation will occur. Aluminum nitride is stable up to 980°C in hydrogen and carbon dioxide atmospheres.

AlN is stable up to 2200°C. The strength at room temperature is high, and the strength decreases slowly with the increase of temperature. Good thermal conductivity, small thermal expansion coefficient, is a good thermal shock material. It has strong corrosion resistance to molten metal, and is an ideal crucible material for casting pure iron, aluminum or aluminum alloy. Aluminum nitride is also an electrical insulator with good dielectric properties and is also promising as an electrical component. The aluminum nitride coating on the gallium arsenide surface protects it from ion implantation during annealing. Aluminum nitride is also a catalyst for the conversion of hexagonal boron nitride to cubic boron nitride. It reacts slowly with water at room temperature. It can be synthesized by aluminum powder in ammonia or nitrogen atmosphere at 800~1000℃, and the product is white to gray-blue powder. Or by the reaction of Al2O3-C-N2 system at 1600~1750℃, the product is off-white powder. Or prepared by the gas phase reaction of aluminum chloride and ammonia. The coating can be synthesized by the vapor deposition method of the AlCl3-NH3 system.

AlN+3H2O==Catalyst ===Al(OH)3↓+NH3↑


Application of Aluminum Nitride

Aluminum Nitride (AlN) is a diamond-like nitride inorganic non-metallic material with good thermal conductivity and low thermal expansion coefficient. It is a good thermal shock material. It has strong corrosion resistance to molten metal, and is an ideal crucible material for smelting and casting pure iron, aluminum or aluminum alloy. Aluminum nitride is also an electrical insulator, has good dielectric properties, and has good application prospects in the field of electronic component manufacturing.

1. Manufacture of integrated circuit substrates, electronic devices, optical devices, heat sinks, high-temperature crucibles, and preparation of metal-based and high-resolution composite materials

2. Thermally conductive silicon and thermally conductive epoxy resin.

3. Nano-lubricants and anti-wear agents.

4. High thermal conductivity plastic

Due to the piezoelectric properties of AlN, epitaxially grown thin-film crystalline aluminum nitride is used for surface acoustic wave sensors (SAW) deposited on silicon wafers. One application is RF filters, which are widely used in cell phones and are known as thin-film bulk acoustic resonators (FBARs). This is a MEMS device that uses aluminum nitride sandwiched between two metal layers.

Aluminum nitride is also used to construct piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers, which transmit and receive ultrasonic waves and can be used for aerial ranging up to one meter.

Aluminum nitride powder price

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Spherical Aluminum Nitride Properties
Other NamesSpherical Aluminium nitride, AlN granule
CAS No.24304-00-5
Compound FormulaAlN
Molecular Weight40.9882
AppearanceWhite to pale yellow powder
Melting Point2200 °C
Boiling Point2517 °C (dec.)
Density2.9 to 3.3 g/cm3
Solubility in H2ON/A
Electrical Resistivity10 to 12 10x Ω-m
Poisson's Ratio0.21 to 0.31
Specific Heat780 J/kg-K
Thermal Conductivity80 to 200 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion4.2 to 5.4 µm/m-K
Young's Modulus330 GPa
Exact Mass40.9846
Monoisotopic Mass40.9846
Spherical Aluminum Nitride Health & Safety Information
Hazard StatementsH314-H335
Hazard CodesXi
Risk Codes36/37/38
Safety Statements26-37/39
Transport InformationN/A
WGK Germany3

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