What is another word for hafnium?

111 synonyms found


[ hˈafni͡əm], [ hˈafni‍əm], [ h_ˈa_f_n_iə_m]

Hafnium, a silver-gray metal that is commonly found with zirconium in minerals, has very few synonyms. Its name is derived from Hafnia, the Latin name for Copenhagen, where it was discovered in 1923 by Dirk Coster and George de Hevesy. Hafnium is similar in properties to zirconium, appearing chemically inert and resistant to corrosion. However, its main unique characteristic is its high neutron absorption cross-section, making it an excellent material for nuclear reactor control rods. Although hafnium has few synonyms, it is highly important for its uses in the nuclear industry, aerospace technology, and for certain types of electrical circuits.

How to use "Hafnium" in context?

Hafnium is a chemical element with the symbol Hf and atomic number 204. It is a rare element that is not found in nature in lumps but exists in a lustrous, yellow-white metal. Hafnium was first discovered in 1817 but it did not become a practical metal until 1886. The metal has many uses in industry and is used in lighter components, hoovers, and aerial vehicles.

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