, Volume 38, Issue 9, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Applications for Zirconium and Columbium Alloys

  • Alex F. Condliff
Material Overview


Currently, zirconium and columbium are used in a wide range of applications, overlapping only in the field of corrosion control. As a construction material, zirconium is primarily used by the nuclear power industry. The use of zirconium in the chemical processing industry (CPI) is, however, increasing steadily. Columbium alloys are primarily applied as superconducting alloys for research particle accelerators and fusion generators as well as in magnetic resonance imaging for medical diagnosis.


Zirconium Cathodic Protection Zirconium Alloy Nuclear Power Industry Boiling Water Reactor 
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