Molybdenum Rhenium Rod

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Molybdenum rhenium rod is made of molybdenum and rhenium powder. Molybdenum-Rhenium, commonly known as Molybdenum-Rhenium (Mo-Re), is used extensively in industries as diverse medicine, defense, pure research and production welding. Thanks to its excellent thermal and mechanical properties, this material is a less costly alternative to pure rhenium. As to molybdenum rhenium rod, they are widely used in heating elements, temperature thermal couple, cathode of valve and other high temperature using parts.

Molybdenum and rhenium are usually available in three standards: Mo-Re 41%, Mo-Re 44.5% and Mo-Re 47.5%. Of course, they can be composites with different proportion. Then the powder should be sized by the FSSS (Fisher Standard Sieve Size) measurement method.

Therefore, the property of rhenium should be noticed.

Property of Rhenium
Density, g/cm3 13.52
Melting Point,Celsius 2550
Thermal Conductivity, w/M at 20° C 36.8
Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, m/m-K from
20-1000 C
5.7
Ductile Brittle Transition Temperature (DBBT), °C (< -254 C)
Critical Superconducting Temperature, K 10.9
Electrical Resistivity, m at 20° C
micro (no keyboard symbol) ohm.m
0.220
Elastic Modulus in Tension, GPa 373

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