Vanadium

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Description

This refractive steel-grey metal has a high melting point and can easily be worked into tubing, sheets, and bars, which make it a good match for high temperature applications in the chemical industry. Its most important use, however, is as an additive in steel alloys, in which it improves ductility, hardness and shock resistance. There are different grades of vanadium steels, some of which are commonly used for high speed machining tools, and others to make highly wear-resistant cast iron parts like axels, bearings and gears. Lightweight aluminium and titanium alloys with vanadium are used as critical components in jet engines.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

20.0 °C

6.11 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

127.6 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

628 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.37 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

730 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Melting point

1890 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

486 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

30.7 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

1.96E-7 Ω·m

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