niobium crystal is a soft, malleable, ductile silvery-gray metallic element with a body-centered cubic crystal structure. It is chemically similar to tantalum and is often used together with tantalum in the production of niobium-titanium alloys.
It is a superconductor that has a high melting point and low density. It is also highly resistant to heat and corrosion. It is non-reactive, and is a good candidate for use in the nuclear industry as it has a low thermal neutron capture cross section.
American Elements specializes in producing niobium single crystals in various standard and custom dimensions and orientations for use in optical, electronic, and thin film applications. The material is typically produced using Czochralski, Bridgman, floating zone, or gas phase processes with the highest purity starting materials.
In addition to being a useful component of many high technology applications, niobium is also an important raw material for some industries. For example, niobium alloys are a common component of jet engines. In the aerospace industry, niobium is also used for advanced airframe systems and heat-resisting components.
The niobium crystal is available with polished surfaces and can be manufactured in wafers, rods, discs, or custom shapes. For more information or to request a quote, please contact us.
Niobium is a very rare, ductile, and silvery-gray metallic element with crystalline form. It is usually found in minerals such as pyrochlore and columbite. It is a relatively inert metal, and it is not reactive with acids or alkalis. It is a good choice for use in jewelry and medical devices, since it is hypoallergenic and is very stable under a wide range of temperatures.