Niobium Ball's Standard state: solid at 298 K
Niobium Ball's Color: grey metallic
Niobium Ball's Classification: Metallic
Description of niobium balls:
The name niobium was adopted officially by IUPAC in
1950, but a few commercial producers still like to refer to
it as columbium. Niobium is a shiny, white, soft, and ductile
metal, and takes on a bluish tinge when exposed to air at room
temperatures for a long time. The metal starts to oxidize in
air at high temperatures, and when handled hot must be done
so under a protective atmosphere so as to minimize oxide production.
Niobium balls are usually used in body jewelry applications
or other jewelry applications.
Niobium (also occasionally called Columbium) is a relatively
light metal. Niobium balls are used for jewelry, as they are
very colorable via anodizing.
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