Shot green/purple tantalum bangle, 1976.

Made:
1976

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Creative Commons LicenseThis image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Tantalum bangle in shot green/purple, 1976. Tantalum was first isolated pure in 1903 by the German scientist Werner von
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Tantalum bangle in shot green/purple, 1976. Tantalum was first isolated pure in 1903 by the German scientist Werner von
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Tantalum bangle in shot green/purple, 1976

Tantalum was first isolated pure in 1903 by the German scientist Werner von Bolton. From its initial limited use as lamp filaments, tantalum is now an important metal. It has a high melting point, excellent corrosion resistance and is easy to work. As a result tantalum is used in chemical equipment where heat has to be transferred under intensely corrosive conditions. It is also used in surgery for implants which are to be left permanently in the body.

Details

Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1978-175
type:
tantalum
credit:
Bratman, I.
status:
Permanent collection

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.