Fields of research

In KUBAM, we produce innovative materials both in laboratory scale and pre-production scale (kg). We can divide the research activities at KUBAM into two main categories:

1) High-Tech Boron-Based Materials

For boron-based materials research, we target the following application areas: 

ENERGY
Superconductors (MgB2) 
Fuels and propellants
Absorbers for nuclear reactions
Pyrotechnic materials

METALLURGY/MATERIALS
Next-gen 2D materials like borophene
Refractory materials (TiB2, ZrB2, etc.)
High-tech ceramics (thermal protectors, nozzles, armor applications, cut/wear tools, etc.)
Deoxidants and particle size refining agents
Wear-resistant coatings

HEALTH
Biomaterials (Boron neutron capture therapy, therapeutic nanoparticles, etc.)
Detergents and cosmetics

SPACE/AERONAUTICS/AUTOMOTIVE
Composite materials 
Missile fuels (AlB2, AlB12)
Airbags (B-KNO3)

2) Advanced Materials

The research activities on advanced materials are focused on the following areas:

ENERGY
Thermoelectrics
Batteries
Catalysts
Hydrogen storage materials

NOVEL NANO AND BULK FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
Superconductors
Laser crystals
Materials displaying zero or negative thermal expansion

Contact us for detailed information and collaborations.