The purification of boron oxide minerals and conversion into more value added high-tech boron compounds will promote the national welfare and significance. National export goods will be more esteemed and dedicated to leading industries internationally. Application areas of these products are aimed to be enwidened and enriched.
Boron is a lightweight and unique element that can perform some carbon – like behaviors and forms similar alterations. Due to high thermal resistivity, hardness, superconductivity, neutron absorbance properties, boron compounds are being used in pioneering applications. KUBAM projects are motivated to implement boron compounds into newer systems and improve the existing ones. Enriching the scientific knowledge by academic contributions while forming interconnections within other disciplines and industry are the main function of the center.
Integrating the academic knowledge with the industrial operations reduces the cooperative gap while providing know-how oriented solutions for large-scale problems. Balancing the high-quality yield in the laboratory and low-cost objectives in production can only be realized via cooperating alliances as aimed at the KUBAM. Optimization of methodologies and alteration of parameters at R&D scale increases the overall efficiency. Our center aims to bridge the profession and the industry over the knowledge and the application.
Boron is an important element for academy, R & D centers and industry thanks to its wide range of uses with its current outstanding features. It is used in close to 250 fields like energy, defense materials, chemistry, metallurgy, building materials, ceramics, nuclear applications, medicine and high technology all around the world.
Predominant boron reserves in the world are located in Turkey, USA, Russia and South America. The recent boron deposits of our country are located in the Western Anatolia; Eskişehir-Kırka, Kütahya-Emet, Bursa-Kestelek and Balıkesir-Bigadiç.
Turkey’s possession of the first place in boron resources ranking with its 73 % (3.3 billion tones) share of world’s reserves, emphasizes importance of research areas including boron based materials.