Niobium nitride

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Niobium nitride
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IUPAC name
Niobium nitride
ECHA InfoCard 100.042.132
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
cubic, cF8
Fm3m, No. 225
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) NbN, niobium nitride becomes a superconductor, and is used in detectors for infrared light.[1][2][3]



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