While most bullets have been jacketed with copper-zinc alloy, a variety of other hard metals, including tungsten , have been used.
A metal additive in the charge, such as titanium or tungsten , gives the flame a sparkling effect.
A small but very important amount of tungsten is also used to make the filament in incandescent light bulbs.
Recently, experimenters found that adding some tungsten to the compound could drive down the transition temperature.
The high melting point of tungsten makes it an obvious choice for structural applications exposed to very high temperatures.
At present the required electrons are generated by heating suitable metal wires, typically tungsten , to high temperatures.
Its melting and boiling points are third highest among all elements after tungsten and rhenium.
Because tungsten is much harder than stainless steel, it is also more difficult to machine mechanically.
The tungsten filament of an incandescent light is an example of a wire under extreme conditions.
Certainly tungsten as a metal is much denser than either brass or lead and it really showed in these flies.