Niobium Metal


Niobium (Nb) is a silvery metal similar to tantalum. It has excellent mechanical properties at elevated temperatures and superconducting properties. Niobium is used in various applications and is an essential alloying element in superalloys and specific types of steel. It is used in superconducting magnets in scientific and medical equipment. When applied in a thin layer on optics and glass, it imparts anti-reflective and scratch-resistant properties.


  • Light gray, crystalline, and ductile transition metal
  • Density @ 8.4 g/cm³
  • Melting point @ 2468 deg C

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