Ceradyne Boron Products operates the largest facility in the world for the
separation of boron isotopes and the production of enriched boron products
used in the nuclear industry.
Ceradyne's boron enrichment process removes the natural limitation of boron
in the 10Boron isotope. 10Boron enrichments are available in a wide
variety of compounds with a very high thermal neutron capture cross section.
When 10Boron captures a thermal neutron, it does not produce any
long-lived radioactive daughter products. As a result, enriched boron has
found a wide application in the nuclear industry.