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Old 07-05-2015, 10:03 PM   #613
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Niobium, formerly columbium, is a chemical element with symbol Nb (formerly Cb) and atomic number 41.. It is a soft, grey, ductile transition metal, which is often found in the pyrochlore mineral, the main commercial source for niobium, and columbite.. The name comes from Greek mythology: Niobe, daughter of Tantalus since it is so similar to tantalum..It was not until the early 20th century that niobium was first used commercially.. Brazil is the leading producer of niobium and ferroniobium, an alloy of niobium and iron.. Niobium is used mostly in alloys, the largest part in special steel such as that used in gas pipelines..

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The temperature stability of niobium-containing superalloys is important for its use in jet and rocket engines..These superconducting alloys also containing titanium and tin, are widely used in the superconducting magnets of MRI scanners.. Other applications of niobium include its use in welding, nuclear industries, electronics, optics, numismatics, and jewelry..Niobium is a lustrous, grey, ductile, paramagnetic metal in group 5 of the periodic table ..Niobium becomes a superconductor at cryogenic temperatures.. At atmospheric pressure, it has the highest critical temperature of the elemental superconductors: 9.2 K..The metal has a low capture cross-section for thermal neutrons; thus it is used in the nuclear industries..Absorption cross section is often highly dependent on neutron energy..The isotope 198Au is a beta emitter that decays into the mercury isotope 198Hg.. In this process the atomic number rises by one..In particular, the increase in uranium-238's ability to absorb neutrons at higher temperatures (and to do so without fissioning) is a negative feedback mechanism that helps keep nuclear reactors under control..

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