Where does niobium come from?

Answer The chemical element niobium was discovered in 1801 by English chemist Charles Hatchett. He found it in a black stone sent from the U.S. It was initially named columbiun. This shiny gray metal occu... Read More »

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Is niobium radioactive?

Natural niobium has a stable structure and no radioactive properties, according to Chemistry Explained. However, scientists have created over a dozen isotopes (forms of an element with a different ... Read More »

What Is Niobium Wire?

Niobium wire is a form of hypoallergenic metal wire that was originally developed by NASA. It is strong, corrosion resistant and can be colored in various shades, making it a good choice for jewelr... Read More »

How many protons does niobium have?

The element niobium contains 41 protons and 41 electrons. There are 18 known isotopes of niobium--atoms with the same number of protons and electrons, but a different number of neutrons. Niobium is... Read More »

How much does niobium cost?

According to the University of California and the U.S. Department of Energy, pure niobium metal costs $75 per pound. Dealers consider niobium pure if it contains only 0.5 percent trace metals.Sourc... Read More »