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  • Rhenium, a byproduct of a byproduct of copper and one of the scarcest elements, helps steel retain its shape and hardness even under extreme force and high temperatures.

    Testing Their Metals

  • He worked in various projects related to the synthesis, characterization (by IR, HPLC, NMR, UV-VIS, X-Ray diffraction) and physicochemical studies of Rhenium complexes.

    Contributor: Mario Rivero-Huguet

  • Rhenium is one of many materials the department already screens for stockpiling.

    Pentagon in Race for Raw Materials

  • In 1997 he spent several months studying electrochemical behavior of some Rhenium complexes by cyclic voltammetric at the Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität of Leipzig (Germany).

    Contributor: Mario Rivero-Huguet

  • Rhenium alloys are used to make a variety of equipment and equipment parts, such as temperature controls, heating elements, mass spectrographs, electrical contacts, electromagnets, and semiconductors.


  • Rhenium was discovered in 1925 by a team of German scientists named Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke-Noddack, and Otto Berg.


  • Rhenium is obtained almost exclusively as a by-product of the processing of a special type of copper deposit known as a porphyry copper deposit.


  • Rhenium is a rare, silvery-white metallic element.


  • Rhenium was named after the Greek word for the Rhine River, Rhenus.


  • Rhenium does not form minerals of its own, but it does occur as a trace element in columbite, tantalite and molybdenite.



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