Vanadium Single Crystal 73V50.942

Vanadium was discovered in 1801 by A.M. del Rio at Mexico City, Mexico. Rediscovered in 1831 by N.G. Selfström at Falun, Sweden.

[Named after Vanadis, a Scandidavian goddess] French: vanadium
German: vanadium
Italian: vanadio
Spanish: vanadio

Description: Vanadium is a shiny, silvery metal, which is soft when pure. It resists corrosion due to a protective film of oxide on the surface. Vanadium is attacked by concentrated acids, but not alkalis, not even when these are molten. The metal is used mainly as alloys, especially in steels.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: bcc
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 12mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (100), (110) and (111)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.99%
Typical analysis (ppm): Al 10.0
Co < 0.10
Cr < 0.10
Cu < 1.60
Fe 20.0
Mg 0.25
Mn < 0.10
Mo < 0.10
Nb 20.0
Ni 4.30
Ta 20.0
Ti 1.60
W 7.00
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