Beryllium

The Miracle Metal

Beryllium is a third lighter than aluminum and 50% stiffer than steel.

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Beryllium at the Office

Alloys containing beryllium are used in battery contacts and electronic connectors that make cell phones more reliable.

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Beryllium in Hospitals

Beryllium is at work inside MRI machines and mammography equipment and other advanced imaging equipment.

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Beryllium in Cars

Copper beryllium alloys are used in electronic connectors found throughout many vehicles.

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Beryllium in Airports

Beryllium used in x-ray devices enhances airport security, and used in barcode scanners, allows for efficient routing of luggage.

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  • Did You Know?

    Beryllium is a part of many of the things you rely on each day, including cellular phones, kitchen and laundry appliances, home temperature controls, MP3 players, desktop and portable computers, and your car.

  • Did You Know?

    The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope will depend on a 6.5 meter beryllium mirror to see objects 200 times fainter than visible before.

  • Did You Know?

    Only three countries, the United States, China, and Kazakhstan currently process beryllium ores and concentrates into beryllium products.

  • Did You Know?

    Beryllium is the fourth element on the periodic table and the 44th most abundant element in the earth’s crust.

  • Did You Know?

    Beryllium is non-magnetic.

  • Did You Know?

    Beryllium was discovered in 1798 by Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin.