Enriched boric acid is one of the basic products manufactured by Boron Products, LLC and is a precursor for most of the other boron containing chemicals. Enriched in either the 10B or 11B isotope to very high levels, our boric acid exceeds accepted standards of the nuclear industry throughout the world. In all chemical reactions, our enriched products behave exactly as their natural counterparts.
In a thermal neutron environment, enriched boron compounds have opposing neutron capture cross sections making 10Boron an extremely good neutron absorber while 11Boron is an excellent neutron reflector.
Boron Products manufactures a standard grade of enriched boric acid to satisfy most nuclear applications. For those applications where standard product characteristics are not suitable or where an alternate purity is required, custom materials are also available.