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Anodized foils.
An example of the element Tantalum

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Tantalum Anodized foils
Anodized foils.
These NASA-surplus tantalum foils have been anodized to various attractive shades of green, pink and purple. Not sure if NASA wanted them colored this way, or if it was just accidental. I have a story about how anodizing works: It's about titanium, but the principle is the same for any metal that forms a clear oxide layer.
Source: Ethan Currens
Contributor: Ethan Currens
Acquired: 1 July, 2006
Text Updated: 19 November, 2007
Price: Donated
Size: 2"
Purity: 99.99%
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