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What is tantalum found in?

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Why is tantalum so important?

This protection from corrosion is due to a natural protective layer created by oxides of tantalum on the surface of the the metal; making the element a perfect match for use in structures exposed to the the elements, like bridges and water tanks. Tantalum's primary 21st Century use comes in the creation of capacitors.

How do we use tantalum in everyday life?

Tantalum is used in a variety of alloys to add high strength, ductility and a high melting point. More than half of tantalum's use is for electrolytic capacitors and vacuum furnace parts. The element is also used to make chemical process equipment, nuclear reactors, aircraft and missile parts.
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