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Rhenium Powder

Rhenium Powder

Rhenium Powder
Product No NRE-8038
CAS No. 7440-15-5
Formula  Re
Molecular Weight 186.207 g/mol
APS <40 µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color silvery-grayish
Density 21.02 g/cm3
Melting Point 3186 °C
Boiling Point 5630 °C

Rhenium Powder 

Rhenium is a rare, silvery-white, heavy transition metal with unique properties that make it highly valuable in various applications. It is often used in the form of powder due to its high melting point and good resistance to corrosion and wear. Some of the applications of rhenium powder include:

Superalloys: Rhenium is widely used in the production of superalloys, which are materials designed for use in extreme environments, such as high temperatures and pressures. These superalloys find applications in the aerospace industry, particularly in components of gas turbine engines, where they improve the performance and longevity of the engine.

Catalysts: Rhenium is used as a catalyst in the petroleum industry for processes such as hydrocracking, which helps in the production of high-octane gasoline and jet fuels. It is also utilized in the production of lead-free gasoline.

Thermocouples: Rhenium has a high resistance to creep and excellent stability at high temperatures, making it an ideal material for use in thermocouples, which are devices used for temperature measurements in various industrial and scientific applications.

Electrical contacts: Rhenium is used in the production of electrical contacts for various devices, including high-performance electrical components, switches, and rectifiers, due to its high resistivity and stability at high temperatures.

Filaments: Rhenium powder is used to produce filaments in mass spectrometry and ion engines. These filaments provide high durability and stability under extreme conditions, allowing for precise and accurate analysis and propulsion.

X-ray and medical imaging: Rhenium is utilized in the production of X-ray machines and other medical imaging devices due to its high-density properties, which allow for the production of high-quality images and precise diagnostics.

Nuclear reactors: Rhenium is used in the production of certain types of nuclear reactors and in nuclear research applications due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and its high neutron capture cross-section.