Vanadium is a solid element classified as a transition metal. The atomic number of this element is 23, the mass number is 50.9415, the period number is 4, the group number is 5, and its state of matter is solid.
80% of vanadium produced is used as a steel additive.
Less than 1% vanadium makes the steel shock and vibration resistant.
Vanadium alloys are used in nuclear reactors because of vanadium's low neutron-absorbing properties.