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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys.

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  • Columbite is the ore of niobium, which is used in steels and high strength alloys.
  • Columbium (also called niobium), like vanadium, is generally considered to increase the hardenability of steel.
  • These minerals are the principal sources of columbium (commonly called niobium), tantalum and molybdenum metals.
  • Lance Cooley of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is working with a metallic element called niobium to create the next generation of high-energy physics experiments. for more
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