tantalum tantalum  /ˈtæn tə ləm/


  • (n) a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite




  1. Ever since World War II began, the warring nations have been looking for an adequate source of tantalum.
  2. When a section of tantalum remains, it acts as a resistor.
  3. The technique involves using a wire of the modern wonder metal, tantalum, to keep the cyst open and draining.


  1. Research and Markets: Global Tantalum and Niobium (Columbium) Market Review Report 2013-2017

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Tantalum and Niobium Market Review" report to t
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Becomes Member of AIAG

    WALTHAM, Mass. and SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM) , a leading and socially responsible producer of tantalum, has joined AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "We are excited to expand our product offering to include Arcotronics and their line of wet tantalum components. Our customers have been asking for a solution and we are pleased to bring them Arcotronics," said Glenn Notice USI Electronics Vice...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Glenn Source: Business Wire (press release)

  2. "I believe that my knowledge and experience will be of value to Commerce Resources in the development of this world-class deposit as the demand for tantalum and niobium continues to increase," Alexander Gagarin says. "I see this as a...
    on Aug 21, 2006 By: Yuri Gagarin Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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