It is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge.
Nickel belongs to the transition metals and is hard and ductile.
It is a versatile element and will alloy with most metals with nickel as principal element.
Complete solid solubility exists between nickel and copper. Wide solubility ranges between iron, chromium, and nickel make possible many alloy combinations.
Its high versatility, combined with its outstanding heat and corrosion resistance has led to its use in a diverse range of applications such as Aircraft gas turbines, steam turbines in power plants and its extensive use in the energy and nuclear power markets.