tantalum :

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tan tuh luhm

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

  • Ever since World War II began, the warring nations have been looking for an adequate source of tantalum.
  • When a section of tantalum remains, it acts as a resistor.
  • Its soils are packed with diamonds, gold, copper, tantalum (known locally as coltan and used in electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers) and uranium.
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  • Glenn in Business Wire (press release)
    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...
  • Yuri Gagarin in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    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...

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