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Isolate Boron?? Boron Carbide T-Shirt? Answered

How would I isolate elemental boron??  Can I remove it from borax?  Also can anyone tell me the ratio of boron to water to make a boron carbide tshirt.

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Kiteman

2 years ago

Boron doesn't react with water under normal conditions.

If you are trying to weave a boron fibre shirt, you need to start with 100 micron thick tungsten wire, upon which to deposit a layer of amorphous boron, probably by evaporation, which means you need a furnace capable of temperatures well north of 4000 C.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

You need a decent research lab, some assistents and a big pile of money.
Might be easier and cheaper to buy a few sheets of kevlar matting....

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caitlinsdad

2 years ago

You might just end up with a soiled t-shirt that does nothing. Research is key.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/armored-t-shirts-contain-boron-carbide-nanowires