Niobium nitride

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Niobium nitride
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Names
IUPAC name
Niobium nitride
Identifiers
24621-21-4 YesY
PubChem 90560
Properties
NbN
Molar mass 106.91 g/mol
Appearance gray solid
Density 8.470 g/cm3
Melting point 2,573 °C (4,663 °F; 2,846 K)
reacts to form ammonia
Structure
cubic, cF8
Fm3m, No. 225
Hazards
Safety data sheet External MSDS
Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other cations
Vanadium nitride
Tantalum nitride
Except where otherwise noted, data are 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.

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