An Introduction to Rhenium

Material: An Introduction to Rhenium
Composition: >99.99%Re typically
Property Minimum Value (S.I.) Maximum Value (S.I.) Units (S.I.) Minimum Value (Imp.) Maximum Value (Imp.) Units (Imp.)
Atomic Volume (average) 0.0088 0.0089 m3/kmol 537.009 543.111 in3/kmol
Density 21 21.04 Mg/m3 1310.99 1313.49 lb/ft3
Energy Content 700 1700 MJ/kg 75837.1 184176 kcal/lb
Bulk Modulus 312 336 GPa 45.2517 48.7326 106 psi
Compressive Strength 280 2350 MPa 40.6106 340.839 ksi
Ductility 0.01 0.3 0.01 0.3 NULL
Elastic Limit 280 2350 MPa 40.6106 340.839 ksi
Endurance Limit 400 1150 MPa 58.015 166.793 ksi
Fracture Toughness 120 150 MPa.m1/2 109.206 136.507 ksi.in1/2
Hardness 2600 7500 MPa 377.098 1087.78 ksi
Loss Coefficient 3e-005 0.00034 3e-005 0.00034 NULL
Modulus of Rupture 280 2350 MPa 40.6106 340.839 ksi
Poisson's Ratio 0.255 0.265 0.255 0.265 NULL
Shear Modulus 182 188 GPa 26.3969 27.2671 106 psi
Tensile Strength 1000 2300 MPa 145.038 333.587 ksi
Young's Modulus 461 471 GPa 66.8624 68.3127 106 psi
Glass Temperature K °F
Latent Heat of Fusion 172 185 kJ/kg 73.9463 79.5353 BTU/lb
Maximum Service Temperature 1040 1270 K 1412.33 1826.33 °F
Melting Point 3430 3454 K 5714.33 5757.53 °F
Minimum Service Temperature 0 K -459.67 °F
Specific Heat 130 145 J/kg.K 0.100602 0.112209 BTU/lb.F
Thermal Conductivity 45 48 W/m.K 84.2415 89.8576 BTU.ft/h.ft2.F
Thermal Expansion 6 7.25 10-6/K 10.8 13.05 10-6/°F
Breakdown Potential MV/m V/mil
Dielectric Constant NULL
Resistivity 18.7 20 10-8 ohm.m 18.7 20 10-8 ohm.m
Environmental Properties
  Resistance Factors
1=Poor 5=Excellent
Flammability 5
Fresh Water 4
Organic Solvents 5
Oxidation at 500C 5
Sea Water 3
Strong Acid 2
Strong Alkalis 2
UV 5
Wear 4
Weak Acid 3
Weak Alkalis 3