Tag: Zirconium

TZM Alloy Applications, Properties & Preparation Methods

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TZM Alloy Applications, Properties & Preparation Methods TZM alloy (Titanium-Zirconium-Molybdenum Alloy) is a high-temperature alloy widely used at present. Because of its high melting point, high strength, high elastic modulus, small linear expansion coefficient, low vapor pressure, good electrical and thermal conductivity, strong corrosion-resistance, and high-temperature mechanical properties, it is widely used in military, aerospace and […]

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6 Uses of Zirconium You Mightn’t Know

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6 Uses of Zirconium You Mightn’t Know Perhaps most people are relatively new to zirconium. In fact, zirconium is not new to us. On the contrary, it has been applied to many aspects of our lives. Since ancient times, it has been used as a gem and plays a decorative role in people’s lives because it has […]

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How Was Vanadium Discovered?

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How Was Vanadium Discovered? Vanadium is a silvery-white transition metal with element symbol V, atomic number 23, and atomic weight 50.9414. Vanadium has a high melting point of 1890 ° C and is called refractory metal together with niobium, tantalum, tungsten, and molybdenum. Due to its excellent physical and chemical properties, vanadium and vanadium alloy are widely […]

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Zirconium Alloys 101

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Zirconium Alloys 101 Zirconium is a silvery-white transition metal with a very low thermal neutron absorption cross-section, high hardness, good ductility, and corrosion resistance. Zirconium alloy is a solid solution of zirconium or other metals. The main use of zirconium alloys is in the field of nuclear technology, such as fuel rods in nuclear reactors. Beyond the […]

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8 Interesting Facts About Zirconium

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8 Interesting Facts About Zirconium Zirconium is a silvery-white transition metal with element symbol Zr, atomic number 40, density 6.49g / cm³, melting point 1852 ° C, boiling point 4377 ° C. Because of its complicated preparation process, it is not easy to be extracted, so it is often called “rare metal”. Beyond the basics we […]

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How to Choose a Pair of Titanium Glasses?

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How to Choose a Pair of Titanium Glasses? Titanium is widely used in the eyewear industry because of its excellent properties, including the resistance to deformation and discoloration, as well as strong stability, etc. Spectacle frames made of titanium can be divided into three types: pure titanium, titanium alloy, and beta-titanium frames. The following is […]

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How Is Titanium Used In Automotive Lightweight?

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How Is Titanium Used In Automotive Lightweight? Lightweighting is a concept in the auto industry about building cars and trucks that are less heavy as a way to achieve better fuel efficiency and handling. The main guiding ideology of automobile weight reduction is to ensure the steady improvement of performance and to design various assembly […]

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What Is The Most Refractory Metal In The World?

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What Is The Most Refractory Metal In The World? In the non-ferrous metal family, tungsten has maintained the title of “High-Temperature Champion” for hundreds of years. The first person in the world to discover tungsten was the Swedish chemist Seller. He first decomposed tungstic acid with acid in 1781 to obtain tungsten. Then, after a […]

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Why Is Zirconium Used In Nuclear Reactors?

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Why Is Zirconium Used In Nuclear Reactors? Zirconium is a rare metal with amazing corrosion resistance, high melting point, high hardness, and strength. It is widely used in aerospace, military, nuclear reaction, and atomic energy fields. In the video below, there is an experiment that explains why zirconium used in nuclear reactors. Initially, zirconium was […]

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