Rhenium Properties

rhenium mechanical physical properties specifications chemistry

When selecting the materials to best meet the requirements of your application, the physical properties are of critical importance.  Below are some tables with data on Rhenium properties, including physical and mechanical properties, chemistry and the pertinent specifications.  If you require any additional information on our Rhenium products, please call or email us for assistance.

For a Rhenium data sheet, or any other Refractory Metals & Alloys data sheets, please go to our Alloys and Metals Literature Library section.

Rhenium Physical Properties 
Densitylb/in30.77
gm/cm321.02
Melting Point°F5767
°C3180
Thermal ConductivityCal/cm2/cm°C/sec0.39
Specific HeatCal/gm/°C0.032
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion10-6 (°F) -13.7
10-6 (°C) -16.5
Electrical Resistivity 20°CMicrohms-cm13.50
Rhenium Mechanical Properties 
Tensile Strengthksi (MPa)-RT200 (1380)
ksi (MPa)-500°C135 (930)
ksi (MPa)-1000°C70 (480)
Elongation% in 1.0"2
HardnessDPH--
Modules of Elasticityksi67,150
GPa483
Rhenium Chemistry
Minimum % 99.97

For additional information on specifications of the materials distributed by Ed Fagan Inc., please visit the websites of the international standards organizations that develops and publishes technical standards, ASTM International and ASM International.

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