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Niobium anodizing


Q. I am doing a science project for my chemistry class. I want to anodize niobium for the project. Is this a feasible idea?

Ryan Dromgoole
- Massachusetts


A. It sure is, Ryan!

Among my more 'geek' gifts to my wife have been several pairs of anodized niobium earrings; I think they were by Holly Joshi. Nice, pretty colors. Check out which is an article by Bill Seeley on anodizing titanium. The same thoughts apply to niobium. In 4th grade, my son did a science project on anodizing Ti and used four 6-volt batteries to get the pretty blue.

Good luck!

lee gearhart
Lee Gearhart

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