Only tungsten and carbon have higher melting points. Rhenium has good wear resistance and it can withstand arc corrosion. It is soluble in nitric and sulphuric acids. Applications for the metal include its use as an alloying element with tungsten.
Rhenium powder is a light-gray metal powder made of agglomerated single crystals. Rhenium has one of the highest densities, exceeded only by platinum, iridium, and osmium. It features the highest degree of purity and consistent, certified product quality, which we guarantee. Rhenium metal powder is used for semi-finished products, such as anode plates used in medical applications.
Related to periodic trends, rhenium has similar chemistry with technetium; work done to label rhenium onto target compounds can often be translated to technetium. This is useful for radiopharmacy, where it is difficult to work with technetium – especially the 99m isotope used in medicine – due to its expense and short half-life.
Typically, it is first thoroughly mixed with other components of the special alloys. Because the rhenium metal powder has a high degree of chemical purity, it can be used in the synthesis of special alloys with well-formed crystal structures. It is widely used as filaments in mass spectrographs and in ion gauges.
Thanks to its consistent physical quality – grain size distribution, tap density, and specific surface area – it is perfect for mixing with other powders in a preliminary mixture from which a highly homogeneous semi-finished product is created in the sintering process.
There are many common uses of rhenium metal powder, it can be as an alloy addition in superalloys. Even it is widely used in the production of sheet foil, strips, or wire for various industrial applications. Rhenium is used in platinum-rhenium catalysts which in turn are primarily used in making lead-free, high-octane gasoline and in high-temperature superalloys that are used to make jet engine parts.
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