|Rust resistance||Improvement||+ 1|
|Yield strength||Improvement||+ 1|
|Heat resistance||Improvement||+ 2|
|Carbide formation||Improvement||+ 4|
|Wear resistance||Improvement||+ 2|
|Reduction of area||no bearing||0|
|Notched Impact Strength||Improvement||+ 1|
Vanadium was discovered twice. First the Spanish mineralogist Andrés Manuel del Rio discovered it in Mexico in 1801. He named the new element "Panchrome" and later "Erythronium". Unfortunately, his discovery fell into oblivion because he was convinced by a chemist that it would only be contaminated chromium.
30 years later, vanadium was rediscovered by Nils Gabriel Selfstöm, who named the element "Freyja" after the Nordic goddess of beauty because of its variety of colours. In old traditions from Iceland, Freyja is nicknamed Vanadis.
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