Hafnium

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Hafnium

Hafnium is a shiny silvery metal that resists corrosion. Its alloys are used to make control rods for nuclear reactors because it will absorb neutrons and has a very high melting point. Hafnium has a good thermal absorption cross-section for neutrons, so is used in control rods in nuclear reactors. It has been successfully alloyed

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