Rhenium

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Rhenium

Rhenium was discovered in 1925 and named after the river Rhine – the home area of one of its discoverers  (Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke and Otto Berg). This very rare element is mostly used in alloys.

Rheni the monster resembles the river god Rhenus – also called "Father Rhine".

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Pure rhenium:

Rhenium single crystal bar and 1cm3 cube

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