Later this article was distributed as an advertising circular by the vanadium Chemical Company.
It is added in the form of ferrovanadium, carrying 35 to 40 per cent of vanadium.
Another use of vanadium is in chrome-vanadium steels for armor-plate and automobiles.
vanadium steel is used throughout the construction of the car.
There are other deposits containing small amounts of vanadium which are not at present available as ores.
Roscoelite is a vanadium mica from a gold mine at Granite creek, California.
The quantity of the salt requisite is so small as to be of no importance when the vanadium comes to be more extensively extracted.
Yet if it had not been for vanadium steel we should have no Ford cars.
vanadium as an alloy increases the elastic limit, making the steel stronger, tougher and harder.
vanadium is used mainly in steel, to which it gives great toughness and torsional strength.
rare metallic element, 1833, named 1830 by Swedish chemist Nils Gabriel Sefström (1787-1845), from Old Norse Vanadis, one of the names of the Norse beauty goddess Freyja (see Freya), perhaps because of its colorful compounds.
vanadium va·na·di·um (və-nā'dē-əm)
A soft ductile metallic element, used in rust-resistant high-speed tools, as a carbon stabilizer in some steels, and as a catalyst. Atomic number 23; atomic weight 50.942; melting point 1,900°C; boiling point 3,400°C; specific gravity 6.11; valence 2, 3, 4, 5.
A soft, bright-white metallic element that occurs naturally in several minerals. It has good structural strength and is used especially to make strong varieties of steel. Atomic number 23; atomic weight 50.942; melting point 1,890°C; boiling point 3,000°C; specific gravity 6.11; valence 2, 3, 4, 5. See Periodic Table.