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Aircraft turbines and land-based power generation turbines count on the unique properties of superalloys to ensure optimal performance at high temperatures, thus increasing their efficiency. Vacuum grade niobium alloys are essential components in the manufacture of superalloys used in these applications.


Diverse applications benefit from the addition of niobium. 

Niobium oxide increases the refractive index of lenses, which improves their accuracy while being thinner and lighter than conventional lenses. Niobium oxide is employed to manufacture glasses and special ceramics that are used in television receivers and other devices. Chemical catalysts are also produced from niobium oxide.

Niobium's superconductivity properties are the reason niobium metal is used in magnets for medical diagnostic imaging devices (MRI equipment) and high-energy particle accelerators.

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Explore CBMM's Niobium Technical Library to learn more about niobium applications and technology.