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A binary compound of boron with a more electropositive element.


(Elements & Compounds) a compound in which boron is the most electronegative element, esp a compound of boron and a metal
[C19: from bor(on) + -ide]


(ˈbɔr aɪd, ˈboʊr-)

a compound consisting of two elements of which boron is the more electronegative one.
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Standard technologies like nitriding, nitrocarburizing or boriding are not an option as they would deteriorate the excellent corrosion resistance.
Ion Nitriding, Boriding, Nitro Carburising and Annealing:
The hardness profile of boriding treatment is shown in figure 8.
The boriding method is used to increase hardness, wear resistance and heat resistance of alloys surface.
The primary function of Ultra-fast and Large-scale Boriding, developed by Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Ill.
The treatment of tool material with boron in a process known as boriding has been shown to increase tool life (Stewart 1987).
Many types of thermal treatments, including nitriding, carburizing, oxidizing, boriding, austempering, as well as vacuum and controlled-atmosphere operations can be done automatically.