Niobium ingot 1kg (2x500g) 99,95%, niobium 1000g technology metal and value investment
Buy 1kg (2x500g) Niobium (Niobium) ingots with purity 99.95%
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- Purity: min.: 99,95%
- Quantity: 2 x 500g
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Niobium is one of the most sought-after materials on earth. The metal is needed for pipelines, rockets and nuclear fuel rods. It is super hard and super conductive. Niobium will be used primarily as an alloy and alloying material, as well as new technologies such as metallic 3D printing. The price of the mythical metal has skyrocketed in recent years. A kilogram of niobium costs eight times as much as a kilogram of copper. In the shadow of famous mineral resources such as gold and aluminum, niobium has become increasingly important. Today, it is one of the most sought-after metals our earth has to offer.
The metal itself is experiencing brilliant times. Niobium is a material with amazing capabilities: super-hard, super-conductive, easy to process. The miracle material, until recently hardly known even to raw materials professionals, is used in rocket engines and nuclear fuel rods, in bridges and pipelines. Countless high-tech companies need the material - but it is extremely rare. Niobium is mined in only three places on the planet.
The material is mostly used where the requirements are particularly extreme. For example, as a cladding for nuclear fuel rods, in rocket engines or on their outer skin, where very high temperatures occur. Thanks to niobium, the Space Shuttle was able to withstand the enormous temperatures that affect the materials on re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. For example, the hull and rudder were exposed to a temperature of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius in a NASA blast furnace for test purposes. The material showed only a few scratch marks on the top layer of the niobium alloy. No wonder, since the melting point of niobium is an incredible 2,477 degrees Celsius.
Few metals are so resistant to high temperatures. Without the numerous tubes, screws, nuts, wires and sheets made of niobium, the successes in space travel would be far more modest. In the construction sector, too, where above all a very high degree of stability is required, there is hardly any way around niobium. For example, for kilometer-long pipelines, high-voltage pylons or high bridge columns.
Where is niobium in it?
Stainless steel: Niobium is used as an alloying addition for stainless steels, special stainless steels (e.g. pipes for hydrochloric acid production) and non-ferrous alloys. Pipeline construction: Steels refined with niobium are often used for pipelines. Welding filler metal: A strong carbide former, niobium is also used in welding consumables to set carbon. Rolling: At concentrations of 0.01 to 0.1 mass percent, niobium can significantly improve the strength and toughness of steel when combined with thermomechanical rolling. Rocket parts: The black part of rocket nozzles is made of niobium-titanium alloys. Flying gas turbines: Larger quantities are used as ferroniobium and nickel niobium in the metallurgical industry to produce superalloys (nickel-, cobalt- and iron-based alloys). These are used to make components for stationary or flying gas turbines, rocket parts, and heat-resistant components for heating systems. CERN particle accelerator: Niobium is used not only at extremely high temperatures, but also at very low ones. At temperatures below 9.5 K, pure niobium is a type II superconductor. Superconductors are primarily intended to generate strong magnetic fields. These are used, for example, in the CERN particle accelerator, in whose long tubes atoms are shot at each other at the speed of light. Laser: Superconducting cavity made of high-purity niobium for the FLASH free-electron laser at DESY. Electrolytic capacitors: Niobium is used as anode material electrolytic capacitors because niobium oxide has a high dielectric strength. Optical surfaces: Niobium makes them more scratch-resistant and anti-reflective. Examples of applications are touch screens, monitors and optical lenses.
Atomic number: 41
Melting point: 2,469 °C
Electron configuration: [Kr] 4d⁴5s¹
Atomic mass: 92.90638 u
CAS number: 7440-03-1