Stable isotopes from Ceradyne provide optimized materials for critical applications serving both the nuclear and semiconductor industries.
Ceradyne, Inc., supplies neutron absorbing and reflecting components in materials utilizing enriched 10Boron and 11Boron isotopes. The 10Boron isotope is a strong neutron absorber and is used for both nuclear waste containment and nuclear power plant neutron radiation control.
The company also produces complementary chemical isotopes used in the normal operation and control of nuclear power plants. The 11Boron isotope is used as an additive to semiconductor grade silicon as a "doping"agent and in other semiconductor processes where ultra high purity Boron (UHP) is required.
With over 40 years of experience Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company (formerly Boron Products, LLC) is a leading manufacturer of enriched boron products for the nuclear, semiconductor and hazardous materials industries.