Since 2022, Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflicts have intensified, and global energy prices have risen sharply, with international natural gas prices hitting historic highs. As the most important transitional energy source in the transition from fossil energy to non-fossil energy, the share of natural gas in primary energy has increased from 14.6% in 1965 to 24.7% in 2020. The global gas price indices showed a unilateral downward trend from 2018, bottomed out in 2020, and remained low for a long time. However, since July 2020, the global gas prices have gradually fluctuated upward, and the impact of geopolitical events made the Dutch TTF gas price even hit record highs repeatedly.
An analyst of a securities company believes that the core catalyst of this round of global gas market lies in the lack of investment in upstream oil and gas resources caused by long-term low prices. Since 2020, although the epidemic has led to a decline in demand, the decline in supply has been faster, resulting in a large inventory consumption. In 2021, demand will recover faster than supply (the supply-side is less sensitive to prices, which will be reflected in investment).
As the world's two largest gas Aluminum Nitride, Aluminum Nitride Overview, Aluminum Nitride Applications, Aluminum Nitride Suppliers, Aluminum Nitride Price are also expected to change significantly.
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.
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
The price of aluminum nitride powder varies randomly with factors such as production cost, transportation cost, international situation, exchange rate, and market supply and demand of aluminum nitride powder. 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 aluminum nitride powder, please feel free to send an inquiry to get the latest price of aluminum nitride powder.
Aluminum Nitride Powder Supplier
As a global supplier of aluminum nitride powders, 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 (molybdenum disilicide, lanthanum nitride (LaN powder, calcium silicide, iron boride), high-purity targets, functional ceramics and structural devices, and provides OEM services.
|Spherical Aluminum Nitride Properties|
|Other Names||Spherical Aluminium nitride, AlN granule|
|Appearance||White to pale yellow powder|
|Melting Point||2200 °C|
|Boiling Point||2517 °C (dec.)|
|Density||2.9 to 3.3 g/cm3|
|Solubility in H2O||N/A|
|Electrical Resistivity||10 to 12 10x Ω-m|
|Poisson's Ratio||0.21 to 0.31|
|Specific Heat||780 J/kg-K|
|Thermal Conductivity||80 to 200 W/m-K|
|Thermal Expansion||4.2 to 5.4 µm/m-K|
|Young's Modulus||330 GPa|
|Spherical Aluminum Nitride Health & Safety Information|
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