Niobium is a soft, grey, ductile transition metal with atomic number 41. A majority of niobium is currently mined in Brazil, and its primary commercial use is as an alloy to improve strength, heat resistance and ductility in steel.
Niobium is also one of a few elements that will superconduct below a critical temperature. The resistivity of niobium drops to zero below its critical temperature of 9.26 Kelvin (-443°F).
Niowave takes advantage of niobium’s superconducting properties to fabricate our highly efficient superconducting accelerators. High purity niobium has a value roughly equal to silver on a per pound basis. Niowave has invested significantly to build up the largest high-purity niobium stockpile in North America.
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