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PRODUCT DATA of Vanadium
MaterialVanadium
Hazardous and PrecludedVanadium compounds are toxic and must be handled with care to avoid inhalation or ingestion
Chemical Composition100V
CAS Registry ID7440-62-2
EXPERIENCE IN PRACTICE
Development StatusCommercial Product
Equivalent DesignationsV
Space ExperiencePoor
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Crystal StructureBody centered cubic (bcc)
Specific Gravity6.11
Magnetic PropertiesNonmagnetic
ELASTIC PROPERTIES
Tensile Modulus139 GPa
Shear Modulus47 GPa
Bulk Modulus160 GPa
Poisson Ratio0.37
Speed of Sound (longitudinal)6000 m/s
Speed of Sound (transverse)2780 m/s
Acoustic Impedance36.2 MRayls
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Electrical Volume Resistivity2.48e-7 ohm.m
Superconductivity Critical Temperature-268 °C
THERMAL PROPERTIES
Thermal Conductivity31 W/m.K
Thermal Expansion Coefficient8.3 μstrain/°C
Melting Range1900 °C
Specific Heat0.498 J/g.K
RELEVANT PROPERTIES FOR USE IN SPACE COMMUNITY
Atmospheric CorrosionVanadium is very susceptible to embrittlement by atmospheric gases. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen embrittle the metal when it is heated in contact with these gaes at temeperatures above 300C