Niobium Metal is used in making superconductive magnets.

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Niobium Metal oxidizes in air at 200° C and comes with superconductive properties which are used in magnets in the form of niobium-zirconium (Nb-Zr) wire. Metal is suitable for use in arc-welding rods, jewelry making, air frame systems and Gemini space program. Niobium turns into bluish cast when exposed air at room temperature.


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Mokawa Supplies New and Innovative Metal - Niobium

Mokawa supplies a new and innovative metal called Niobium is a shiny, white, soft and ductile transition metal. It takes a bluish cast when exposed to air at room temperature for an extended period of time. It starts to oxidize in air at 200° C. When processed, it must be placed in a protective atmosphere at moderate temperatures. Niobium has superconductive properties and it has been useful in making superconductive magnets in the form of niobium-zirconium (Nb-Zr) wire, which retains its superconductivity in strong magnetic fields. Niobium is also used arc-welding rods for stabilized grades of stainless steel. Thousands of pounds of niobium have been used in air frame systems, including in the Gemini space program. Niobium is also commonly used in making jewelry.

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