history of nickel
Nickel was discovered by the Swedish chemist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in 1751. Today, most nickel is obtained from the mineral pentlandite (NiS. 2FeS). Most of the world's supply of nickel is mined in the Sudbury region of Ontario, Canada.
properties in electronics
I quote " Nickel and nickel alloy wire and are being used extensively in electrical and electronic devices because of combinations of desirable physical and mechanical properties, including high strength at high and low temperatures, toughness, corrosion resistance, controlled thermal expansion, workability and excellent spring properties. The same outstanding combination of properties, enhanced by several newly developed alloys and processing techniques, is used and is available to today's designer of electronic components and systems."
nickel is not very reactive. Nickel is magnetic, hard, mallable and ductile.
uses of nickel
nickel is used to plate other metals to prevent corrosion, used to make alloys, stainless steel, nicrome. typically found with the alloy of nickel and chromium with small amounts of silicon
The Fantastic Element of Nickel