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New Learning Guide: Titanium

We've added, with the help of Wikipedia, a guide to the fantastic properties of Titanium.

Quick facts:

  • It is almost as resistant as platinum, being able to withstand attack by acids, moist chlorine gas, and by common salt solutions.
  • In 1950-1960s the Soviet Union attempted to corner the world titanium market as a tactic in the Cold War to prevent the American military from utilizing it. In spite of these efforts, the U.S. obtained large quantities of titanium when a European company set up a front for the U.S. foreign intelligence agencies to purchase it. Indeed, titanium for the highly successful U.S. SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft was acquired from the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.
  • It's found in meteorites and has been detected in the sun and in M-type stars. Rocks brought back from the moon during the Apollo 17 mission are composed of 12.1% TiO2.


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