Niobium aka Columbium Refractory Metal and Alloys

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Niobium, also termed Columbium, is a shiny grey metal that takes on a bluish tinge when exposed to air at room temperature. Due to its low capture cross section for thermal neutrons, niobium has application in the nuclear industry. Niobium can be electrically heated and anodized to a wide variety of colors that makes it very attractive in the jewelry industry. Niobium is added to iron or nickel to produce alloys in the aerospace, medical and electronics industries.


  • Capacitors
  • Superconducting magnets
  • Steel additive
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Optics

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About Ed Fagan Inc.:

ED FAGAN INC. supplies the highest quality special purpose metals and alloys for Aerospace/Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Magnetic, Medical, Lighting, Optical, Telecommunications, Ceramics, Heat Treating, and other high-technology industries.

We have an extensive inventory of Controlled Expansion Alloys, Electrical/Electronic Nickel, Soft Magnetic Alloys, and Refractory Metals and Alloys. We stock these materials in a wide variety of forms including Sheet, Plate, Coil/Strip, Rod, Bar, Wire and Foil; and in many thicknesses, diameters, widths/lengths and tempers for immediate delivery.

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