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Rhenium single crystal 75Re186.2

Discovered in 1925 by W. Noddack, Ida Tacke and O. Berg at Berlin, Germany.

[Latin: rhenus = rhine] French: rhenium
German: rhenium
Italian: renio
Spanish: renio

Description: Rhenium is a silvery metal, but is usually obtained as a grey powder. It resists corrosion but slowly tarnishes in moist air. Rhenium dissolves in HNO3 an H2SO4. It is used in filaments, thermistors and catalysts.

 

Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 6mm
thickness 1-2mm
Orientation: (0001), (1-100) and (11-20)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.99%
Typical analysis (ppm): Ag < 0.10
Al 2.00
Au 0.90
C 15.0
Cl 3.00
Co 0.20
Cr 2.50
Cu 0.40
Fe 15.0
H < 1.00
Mg 0.03
Mn 1.00
Mo 2.00
N < 5.00
Na 0.20
Ni < 1.00
Pt 10.0
O 6.00
Si 10.0
Ti 1.00
Ta 0.30
V 0.20
W 10.0
Zr 2.00
Rh balance