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Niobium Balls

Niobium Balls are spherical products offered by Goodfellow in 2 sizes. These Niobium Balls provide an ideal spherical shape for applications requiring high hardness, moderate corrosion resistance, and superconductivity at low temperatures. Example applications include ball bearings operating at cryogenic temperatures, high-performance racing bearings, and electrodes in superconducting electronic devices. With their unique materials properties, Niobium Balls enable innovative applications across transportation, electronics, and research.
Formula: Nb
Percentage Purity: 99.9%
Diameter: 4mm
Quantity: 100 Pcs
Type: Precision Sphere
CAS Number: 7440-03-1
UOM Code: 767-603-54
SKU: 1000140056
Product Code: NB00-SP-000140

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Material Properties for Metals

Atomic Properties
Element Value
Atomic number 41
Crystal structure Body centred cubic
Electronic structure Kr 4d⁴ 5s¹
Valences shown 2, 3, 4, 5
Atomic weight( amu ) 92.9064
Thermal neutron absorption cross-section( Barns ) 1.15
Photo-electric work function( eV ) 4.3
Atomic radius - Goldschmidt( nm ) 0.147
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 3/ 25.0
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 2/ 14.3
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 6/ 103
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 1/ 6.88
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 4/ 38.3
Ionisation potential( No./eV ) 5/ 50.5
Mechanical Properties
Element Value
Material condition Hard
Material condition Soft
Poisson's ratio 0.397
Poisson's ratio 0.397
Bulk modulus( GPa ) 170.3
Bulk modulus( GPa ) 170.3
Tensile modulus( GPa ) 104.9
Tensile modulus( GPa ) 104.9
Izod toughness( J m⁻¹ ) 10-120
Hardness - Vickers( kgf mm⁻² ) 115
Hardness - Vickers( kgf mm⁻² ) 160
Tensile strength( MPa ) 330
Tensile strength( MPa ) 585
Yield strength( MPa ) 550
Yield strength( MPa ) 240
Electrical Properties
Element Value
Electrical resistivity( µOhmcm ) 16@20@20°C
Superconductivity critical temperature( K ) 9.25
Temperature coefficient( K⁻¹ ) 0.0026@0-100°C
Physical Properties
Element Value
Boiling point( C ) 4742
Density( gcm⁻³ ) 8.57@20°C
Thermal Properties
Element Value
Melting point( C ) 2468
Latent heat of evaporation( J g⁻¹ ) 7360
Latent heat of fusion( J g⁻¹ ) 290
Specific heat( J K⁻¹ kg⁻¹ ) 268@25°C
Thermal conductivity( W m⁻¹ K⁻¹ ) 53.7@0-100°C
Coefficient of thermal expansion( x10⁻⁶ K⁻¹ ) 7.2@0-100°C
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