Bismuth: uses

The following uses for bismuth are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • used in producing malleable irons
  • as a catalyst for making acrylic fibres
  • the metal is used as a thermocouple material (has highest negativy known)
  • carrier for uranium fuel in nuclear reactors
  • fire detection, extinguishing systems
  • cosmetics
  • medicine

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