Rhenium Applications The previous article, Overview of Rhenium, introduces the discovery history of rhenium (Re), physical and chemical properties, and magical rhenium effects. In this article, we will take a close look at the rhenium applications. People have tried their best and they only have about 50 tons of rhenium a year. What is rhenium used for? […]
Rhenium is added to high-temperature superalloys that are used to make jet engine parts, using 70% of the worldwide rhenium production. Another major application is in platinum–rhenium catalysts, which are primarily used in making lead-free, high-octane gasoline. Nickel-based superalloys have improved creep resistance with the addition of rhenium. Alloys normally contain 3% or 6% rhenium. […]
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