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Photos from: Niobium gets a promotion into high-tech

100,000 forty-foot sections of half-inch steel make the Trans-Alaska pipeline.The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is Alaska began the widespread use of niobium.A raw crystal of niobium is light gray, crystalline, yet very ductile.

Luca Galuzzi/CC BY 2.0

The widespread use of niobium in pipe steels started with the 1970s construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

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