Niobium (Nb)

Niobium is a shiny gray metal. Niobium metal is resistant to attack by most common chemicals. It does not combine with oxygen. Niobium occurs primarily in two minerals. Niobium always occurs with tantalum.

Application:

Niobium is used as an alloying agent in carbon and alloy steels and in non-ferrous metals, as it improves the strength of the alloy. It is also used in jet engines and rockets. Another popular use of niobium alloys is in the making of jewelry. Nuclear reactors are devices in which the energy of nuclear reactions is converted to electricity.

Specifications: 

Forms
ASTM
Alloy StripB 393
Alloy sheetB 393
Alloy PlateB 393