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Whether used in its pure metallic form, combined or alloyed in small amounts with other base metals, or used as a beryllia ceramic material, beryllium’s unique characteristics make it incredibly useful. More »

Fun Facts about Beryllium

  • Beryllium is two-thirds the density of aluminum.
  • Beryllium is non-magnetic.
  • Beryllium was discovered in 1798 by Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin.

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Energy

Alloys containing beryllium are used in oil and gas drilling equipment and for solar energy cell connections. Pure metallic beryllium is critical to the development of controlled nuclear fusion energy systems.

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Safety

Used in fire sprinkler systems, airbags, chemical detection, emergency communications, and airplane landing gear and radar systems, beryllium helps keep us safe.

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Security & Defense

Beryllium is invaluable to our armed forces’ ability to defend our nation and the security of our homeland.

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Medicine

Beryllium is critical to many modern medical applications including high-resolution imagery like CAT scans, mammography and surgical laser technology.

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Communications

Beryllium is used extensively in the telecommunications field because it is durable, strong, lightweight and withstands high temperatures.

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Transportation

Beryllium materials are widely used in cars, trucks and commercial aircraft because they’re lightweight, electrically conductive, stable under stress and resistant to corrosion.

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