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|Molar mass||106.91 g/mol|
|Melting point||2,573 °C (4,663 °F; 2,846 K)|
|reacts to form ammonia|
|Crystal structure||cubic, cF8|
|Space group||Fm3m, No. 225|
|EU Index||Not listed|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Niobium nitride is a compound of niobium and nitrogen (nitride) with the chemical formula NbN. At low temperatures (about 16 K), niobium nitride becomes a superconductor, and is used in detectors for infrared light.
- Niobium nitride's main use is as a superconductor. Detectors based on it can detect a single photon in the 1-10 micrometer section of the infrared spectrum, which is important for astronomy and telecomunications. It can detect changes up to 25 gigahertz.
- Niobium nitride is also used in absorbing anti-reflective coatings.
- "Niobium nitride". webelements.com. Retrieved 2006-08-08.
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