Tantalum - Leading Edge Metals and Alloys | LEMA

Overview

Like niobium, tantalum is a heat-tolerant refractory metal with excellent corrosion resistance. Often alloyed with other metals, tantalum is used to make super alloys used in chemical processing, jet engines and nuclear reactors. Its oxidation properties also make it an excellent choice for many electronic applications, including electrolytic capacitors and high-power resistors. Tantalum is also highly bio-compatible and used extensively for medical applications, such as skull plates, hip joints, suture clips and stents.
Properties

Technical Properties

of Tantalum

Tantalum Metal Properties

 Melting pointBoiling pointDensity Heat of fusionMolar heat capacityElectrical resistivityMagnetic ordering
Tantalum3290 K ​(3017 °C, ​5463 °F)5731 K ​(5458 °C, ​9856 °F)16.69 g/cm336.57 kJ/mol25.36 J/(mol·K)131 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)paramagnetic[3]
Molybdenum 2896 K ​(2623 °C, ​4753 °F)4912 K ​(4639 °C, ​8382 °F)10.28 g/cm337.48 kJ/mol24.06 J/(mol·K)53.4 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)paramagnetic[4]
Titanium1941 K ​(1668 °C, ​3034 °F)3560 K ​(3287 °C, ​5949 °F)4.506 g/cm314.15 kJ/molxx420 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)paramagnetic
Zirconium2128 K ​(1855 °C, ​3371 °F)4650 K ​(4377 °C, ​7911 °F)6.52 g/cm314 kJ/mo25.36 J/(mol·K)421 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)paramagnetic[3]
Constantan1210 °C
Nickel1728 K ​(1455 °C, ​2651 °F)3003 K ​(2730 °C, ​4946 °F)8.908 g/cm317.48 kJ/mol26.07 J/(mol·K)69.3 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)ferromagnetic
Alumel1399 °Cxx8.61 g cm−3xxxxxxxx
Chromel1420 °C8.5 g cm−3xx0.706 µΩ mxx
Invar 361427°C, 2600°Fxx8055g cm 0.291xxxx495 ohm-cir mil/ftxx
Niobium2750 K ​(2477 °C, ​4491 °F)5017 K ​(4744 °C, ​8571 °F)8.57 g/cm330 kJ/mol24.60 J/(mol·K)152 nΩ·m (at 0 °C)paramagnetic
Rhenium3459 K ​(3186 °C, ​5767 °F)5903 K ​(5630 °C, ​10,170 °F)21.02 g/cm360.43 kJ/mol25.48 J/(mol·K)193 nΩ·m (at 20 °C)paramagnetic[2]
Tungsten3695 K ​(3422 °C, ​6192 °F)6203 K ​(5930 °C, ​10706 °F)19.3 g/cm352.31 kJ/mol[3][4]24.27 J/(mol·K)52.8 nΩ·m (at 20 °Cparamagnetic[5]
Kovar1450 °C / 2640 °F8.35 g /cm300.49 Ω mm2 /cm
MuMetal2642°F [1450°C]xx 0.316 lb/in³ [8.74g/cm³]xxxx 60 μΩ​cmxx
Industries

Industries

That Commonly Use Tantalum

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