Rhenium Applications

Rhenium’s characteristics of high electrical resistivity over wide temperature ranges, plus a low vapor pressure makes it a good choice for filaments in mass spectrometers.

Another major use of Rhenium is as a catalyst in the crack distillation of petroleum products.

The most common use of Rhenium is as an alloying agent with other refractory metals to improve their properties. When combined with molybdenum it makes the ideal candidate for heat chokes, cathode stem supports and other similar parts due to its ductility, weldability, formability and strength.

  • Alloying agent with refractory metals
  • Cathode cups
  • Grid heaters
  • Mass spectrometer filaments
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Semiconductors
  • Thermocouples

For more information on technology, engineering and advanced materials applications, you can visit the IEEE website, one of the largest technical professional organizations worldwide.

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