Definition - What does Zirconium Niobium mean?
Zirconium niobium is a metallic solid solution alloyed substance made up primarily of 95 percent zirconium and 2 - 5 percent niobium. It is corrosion resistant and ideal for surface maintenance properties and body implants due to its enhanced toughness and ductility.
Corrosionpedia explains Zirconium Niobium
Zirconium niobium has several advantageous properties such as corrosion resistance, significant hardness and low thermal neutron absorption. These properties make it suitable for use in nuclear technology, water reactors and fuel rod production.
The use of zirconium niobium is often related to hydrogen embrittlement due to the formation of hydrogen gas when reacted with water.