Tantalum is a silvery, shinny, soft and pure metal. This metal is a solid, ductile metal which is completely immune from chemical attack at temperatures below 150°Celsius or 302°Fahrenheit. Tantalum is made from minerals like tantalite, euxenite, and columbite. This chemical element Tantalum has Ta as its symbol. It is from the group 5, with periodic number 6 of the periodic table and has its atomic number has 73.
As Tantalum shows an oxide on its surface, it is also known to be resistant to corrosion. This element is hardly used as an alloy agent because it breaks down metals other than steel, although tantalum increases steel ductility, strength and melting point.
What are Tantalum Bars
Tantalum Bars are often alloyed with other metals to form carbide materials, where it is much more inert, except for hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids, and is also resistant to damage by corrosion by alkaline solutions. Tantalum Bars are suitable for room temperature and the thermal conductivity is high, where these distinctive property that has made it essential to certain applications.
Tantalum bars are particularly known for their acid resistance to corrosion. It is also resistant to attack at temperatures below 150 deg C by aqua field. Tantalum bars are highly ductile and readily manufactured, often a strong heat and electricity conductor, forming a protective coating of oxide to prevent any corrodible reactions from occurring. It has a high melting point and is very solid.
Uses of Tantalum Bars
Tantalum Bars has a wide range of uses, including the development of electrical components such as capacitors and high voltage resistors, as well as the production of alloys and super alloys due to the outstanding combination of its physical properties. Tantalum bars appear in many other applications, including:
- Gun barrels: Tantalum is increasingly being used in sputtering gun barrels by computer disc manufactures and other companies that use sputtering processes. Tantalum coating is more environmentally sustainable than chromium lining, encouraging factories to reduce their environmental effects.
- Machine fastener: Tantalum machined fasteners have a high corrosion tolerance. They are meant to replace fasteners made of alternative materials that are vulnerable to malfunction or necessitate costly equipment shutdowns for repairs. Tantalum fasteners are used in a variety of industries, including mining, energy, and pharmaceuticals, as well as metal and chemical manufacturing.
- Shielding X-rays and radiation: Tantalum’s radio-opaque properties make it suitable for X-ray and shielding applications that wish to stop radiation leakage. Tantalum shielding protects critical electrical components in aerospace systems as well as components used in corrosive conditions.
- Heating elements in vacuum furnaces: Tantalum bars are used in many vacuum furnace components due to their oxidation resistance and high melting point. Tantalum’s temperature grain stabilization improves machine life by allowing it to survive elevated temperatures for longer periods of time.
- Machine parts for chemical processing industrial equipments: Tantalum’s corrosion resistance makes it an ideal substrate for machined components of chemical processing machinery. Tantalum machined parts are used to replace inferior materials that do not perform well in harmful chemicals conditions and need a lot of maintenance.