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Research Paper On Tantalum

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Tantalum is a toxic heavy metal, this is due to the oxide skin on the surface of the metal. This skin also makes this highly conductive metal resistant to corrosion. However it’s highly valuable and a great substitute for platinum in lab equipment. With melting temperatures three times higher than copper it’s able to have larger amounts of electricity passed through it making regular copper wire technology obsolete in comparison to tantalum wire. A capacitor is an electrical device that is able to store mass amounts of electricity, much like a battery. However unlike a battery a capacitor can only store this electricity temporarily in an electric field. The size of this field is determined by the surface area between the conductors (metal
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