Titanium (Ti) is strong as steel, yet 45% lighter than steel. It is twice as strong as aluminum but 60% heavier. Titanium alloys are the key alloys for aerospace, energy, and chemical industries. Its high cost of both raw materials and processing limit its use to military applications, aircraft, spacecraft, medical devices, nuclear power plants and oil refinery heat exchangers.
ACCURATE IDENTIFICATION OF TITANIUM ALLOYS USING HANDHELD LIBS