Material Nickel
Nickel is a silver-white metal. The picture illustrates the colour difference between a chromium-plated tube and a nickel-plated runner. Nickel coating can be applied to many other materials achiving decoration and improved corrosion and wear resistance.

Nickel alloys have high strength and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures. Alloying elements in nickel are chromium, cobalt and molybdenum.

Nickel is a major alloying element that imparts strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. It is used extensively in stainless steels and nickel-base alloys (superalloys), used for high temperature applications (e.g. engine components, rockets).
Danish Name Nikel
Category Metals
Products Shaver, rechargeable
Water taps
Processes Nickel plating
Environmen- tal notes Nickel can cause allergy and should be kept away from skin contact.
Additional Info Chemical symbol Ni, atomic number 28, melting point 1453 C, density 8.9, recrystalises at 590C.
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