HomeTechnologyNew ore containing previously...

New ore containing previously unknown elements discovered

Photo: Live Science

The mineral was discovered in the Bayan Obo deposit in Inner Mongolia (China) by a team from the National University of Singapore (NUS). It consists of niobium, barium, iron and chloride.

Chinese scientists stumble upon a previously unknown mineral. Live Science writes about it.

The material is called niobabbotite. Its uniqueness is that it contains a rare earth element – niobium. It is a precious metal that acts as a superconductor. The researchers believe the discovery could revolutionize battery technology.

Niobium is a light gray metal that is used today primarily in steelmaking, which makes it stronger without adding too much weight. Data from the Royal Society of Chemistry suggests that niobium is also used to make other alloys, such as those found in particle accelerators and other advanced scientific equipment. The main interest of scientists is focused on the fact that the metal is a superconductor at low temperatures,” the scientists added.

According to them, niobbotite is the 17th new type of ore discovered in the Bayan Obo deposit. It is among 150 new materials discovered in the region.

We remind you that earlier in South Korea, a janitor found seven gold bars in a trash can.

Large gold nuggets were discovered in Australia
New Correspondent.net on Telegram and WhatsApp. Subscribe to our channels Athletistic and WhatsApp

Source: korrespondent

- A word from our sponsors -

Most Popular

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

- A word from our sponsors -

Read Now

5 interesting facts about ‘Aladdin’ that you might not have known

See some curious facts about 'Aladdin', Disney's classic animation released in 1992In 1992, Disney released the animation “Aladdin”, a feature film that follows the story of a poor commoner who falls in love with the princess of Agrabbah, and has the help of a 10,000-year-old genie who...

The occupiers tried to escape from the FPV drones, but the skill of the Azov pilots left them no chance (VIDEO)

Operators of FPV drones of the 12th Azov Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine destroyed a group of enemy infantrymen near the village of Terny. .in_text_content_22 { width: 300px; height: 600px; } @media(min-width: 600px) { .in_text_content_22 { width: 580px; height: 400px; } } . The...

Sociologists named the most popular source of information about the war for Ukrainians

The most popular source of information about the war for Ukrainians is Telegram - it was chosen by 53% of citizens. .in_text_content_22 { width: 300px; height: 600px; } @media(min-width: 600px) { .in_text_content_22 { width: 580px; height: 400px; } } . These results of a social study...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives called it critically important to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Mike Johnson considers it critically important to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. .in_text_content_22 { width: 300px; height: 600px; } @media(min-width: 600px) { .in_text_content_22 { width: 580px; height: 400px; } } . Johnson said he trusts intelligence reports that "Xi,...

Ukraine may receive six more Patriot systems from NATO partners, Chancellor Scholz.

Ukraine may receive six more Patriot systems from NATO partners. .in_text_content_22 { width: 300px; height: 600px; } @media(min-width: 600px) { .in_text_content_22 { width: 580px; height: 400px; } } . German Chancellor Scholz stated this. The other day, Germany already announced that it would immediately transfer...