New applications for tantalum and tantalum alloys
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- Buckman, R.W. JOM (2000) 52: 40. doi:10.1007/s11837-000-0100-6
High-strength tantalum alloy usage has been limited since the cancellation of the manned space-power program in 1969. Yet, because of its unique combination of mechanical properties, fabricability, and high melting temperature, certain tantalum alloys are still used in applications where no other material is suitable, primarily for applications in the electronics industry.