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Properties and Compounds of Rhenium

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Properties and Compounds of Rhenium Rhenium is a silvery-white rare metal with a high melting point. Its melting point ranks third among all elements, second only to tungsten and tantalum. Because metal rhenium is hard, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and stable in the air, it is widely used in aerospace, electronics, petrochemical, and other fields. In this article, let’s […]

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What Happens if Rhenium Is Alloyed to Niobium, Tungsten, and Tantalum?

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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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