VANADIUM – METAL FOR THE FUTURE

In 1830 Nils Gabriel Seifstrom, a Swedish chemist was analysing samples of Iron ore from a mine in Sweden when he came across a new element whose compounds were brightly coloured and beautiful. It somehow reminded him of the Norse Goddess Vanadis, the Scandinavian equivalent of Venus whose beauty was feverishly sought after by all men, be they Gods or mortals, kings or commoners, giants or dwarfs. So he named the new element VANADIUM. Despite it’s colourful and attractive looks Vanadium wasn’t very well-known or sought after. But all that has changed in the last few years. Now, Vanadium is …

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