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Rhenium Refractory Metals

Among the highest density element and melting point, rhenium does not have a ductile to brittle transition temperature and does not form carbides. High resistivity, combined with low vapor pressure, it is an ideal material for filament applications. Excellent resistance to corrosion, resists acid attack and the mechanical effects of electrical erosion. Rhenium has a beneficial effect as an alloying addition with other refractory metals as it greatly enhances the ductility and tensile strength of these alloys.

Rhenium Products

Ed Fagan Europe Ltd. has Rhenium sheet available from mill in a variety of sizes. Please call one of our materials experts; our sales people are very knowledgeable and can assist you with your requirements. We can cut, slit, shear, or center less grind Rhenium to your exact specifications, and we also have tremendous versatility when it comes to custom sizes, packages, and unusual materials.

Rhenium Sheet -- Available from Mill

Applications

Mass spectrometer filaments, grid heaters, cathode cups, thermocouples, nuclear reactors, semiconductors.

 

Rhenium Physical Properties

Density

lb/in3

0.77

 

gm/cm3

21.20

Melting Point

°F

5767

 

°C

3180

Thermal Conductivity

Cal/cm2/cm°C/sec

0.39

Specific Heat

Cal/gm/°C

0.033

Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion

micro-in/°F x 10-6

11.77

 

micro-in/°C x 10-6

6.50

Electrical Resistivity

micro-ohm-cm

13.50


 

Rhenium Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength

KSI (Mpa)-RT

200 (1380)

 

KSI (Mpa)-500°C

135 (930)

 

KSI (Mpa)-1000°C

70 (480)

Elongation

% in 1.0".

2

Hardness

DPH

--

Modulus of Elasticity

KSI

67150

 

Gpa

463


Rhenium Chemistry

Minimum % 99.97


ED FAGAN Europe Ltd. supplies the highest quality special purpose alloys and metals for Aerospace/Aviation, Defence, Magnetic, Electronics, Telecommunications, Lighting, Optical, Ceramics, Heat Treating, Medical, and other high-technology industries.

Refractory Metals and Alloys

Ed Fagan Europe Ltd. stocks a variety of refractory metals and alloys for a wide range of applications. EFI carries:
Molybdenum
Vacuum Furnace Molybdenum
TZM Molybdenum
Tungsten
Tungsten Alloy
Tantalum
Niobium
Rhenium

And we also have a large selection of other types of specialty metals and alloys for high technology applications, including:
Controlled Expansion Alloys
Electrical/Electronic Nickel
Soft Magnetic Alloys
Hard to Find Materials