A rare element of the nitrogen-phosphorus group, found combined, in vanadates, in certain minerals, and reduced as an infusible, grayish-white metallic powder. It is intermediate between the metals and the non-metals, having both basic and acid properties. Symbol V (or Vd, rarely). Atomic weight 50.94 (C12=12.000).
Pure vanadium is a greyish silvery metal, and is soft and ductile. It has good corrosion resistance to alkalis, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and salt waters. Used as an alloy for the making of steel.
a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
A metal often added to alloy steels and HSS.
A metallic element added to steel to improve hardenability and provide secondary hardening. It promotes fine grain by raising the grain coarsening temperature of austenite.
A metal used in construction materials, tools, springs, and jet engines.
A grey metal that is normally used as an alloying agent for iron and stainless steel. It is also used as a strengthener of titanium-based alloys.
Steels containing vanadium have a much finer grain structure than steels of similar composition without vanadium. It raises the temperature at which grain coarsening sets in and increases hardenability where it is in solution in the austenite prior to quenching. It also lessens softening on tempering and confers secondary hardness on high speed steels. Vanadium is used in nitriding, heat resisting, tool and spring steels in conjunction with other alloying elements.
vanadio] a naturally occurring carcinogenic toxic heavy metal usually associated with waste motor oil (produced as a result of use in a motor containing vanadium alloyed metals)
1. A hard gray malleable ductile metallic element found in several ores and used as an alloy in small quantities for strengthening some steels. 2. Vanadium steel.
Steels with vanadium have a much finer grain structure. Chemical symbol for Tungsten
A white, hard, metallic element, mp 1800°C (3272°F), used as an alloy in iron and steel; a powerful carbide stabilizer and deoxidizer.
Chemical symbol V. Element No. 23 of the periodic system; atomic weight 50.95. Gray-white, hard metal, unaffected by atmospheric influences or alkalis but soluble in most strong acids; melting point 3119 (degrees) F.; boiling point about 6150 (degrees) F.; specific gravity 5.87. It cannot be electrodeposited. Its principal functions as an alloy in the making of tool steels. (1) Elevates coarsening temperature of austenite (promotes fine grain). (2) Increases hardenability (when dissolved) (3) Resists tempering and causes marked secondary hardening.
Vanadium (IPA: ) is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol V and atomic number 23. A rare, soft and ductile element, vanadium is found combined in certain minerals and is used mainly to produce certain alloys. It is one of the 26 elements commonly found in living things.