Accession Number:

AD0848593

Title:

Trends in Usage of Rhenium

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NRC) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Rhenium is a rare, expensive, high-melting metal with some unique properties, including a ductilizing effect on several brittle refractory metals. It occurs as an impurity in molybdenite which is associated, in small amounts, with copper ores. Production and consumption have been less than a ton per year, with the potential production, while substantially larger, still definitely limited. Research is disclosing probable valuable applications, leading to the recommendation that efforts to conserve rhenium for probable future applications should receive support. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE