( rod )
Tungsten is a very hard, dense metal
that has the highest melting temperature of all metals: 6,192°F
(3,422°C). It is a chemical element; atomic number 74.
Tungsten has excellent corrosion resistance
and is only
slightly affected by acids. Because of these properties, it is
frequently used as electrodes in high-energy electrical equipment (such as
targets in X-ray tubes and spark gaps in Tesla Coils) where other metals
would vaporize or melt. The thin filaments in light bulbs are made of fine
Tungsten wire. Our solid Tungsten rods are1/8" in
diameter, and 3" to 3.5" long.
Approximate weight is 12 grams.
( Material Safety Data Sheet )