Tantalum is a chemical element with symbol Ta and atomic number 73. Tantalum is a rare, hard, blue-gray, lustrous transition metal that is highly corrosion-resistant. It is part of the refractory metals group, which are widely used as minor components in alloys. The chemical inertness of tantalum makes it a valuable substance for laboratory equipment and a substitute for platinum.
Tantalum in electronic equipment
Its main use today is in tantalum capacitors in electronic equipment such as mobile phones, DVD players, video game systems and computers.
There is no dismantling guide provided at this point, since the economic feasibilty of dismantling tantalum components is not ensured.