Rhenium is used in oven for filament.
Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: grayish white
Discovery of Rhenium is generally attributed to Noddack, Tacke, and Berg, who announced
in 1925 they detected the element in platinum ores and columbite. They also found
the element in gadolinite and molybdenite. Rhenium does not occur free in nature or as a compound in a distinct mineral species.
It is, however, widely spread throughout the earth's crust to the extent of .001
ppm. Commercial rhenium is the U.S. today is obtained from molybdenite
dusts obtained from copper-sulfide ores mined in the vicinity of Miami, Arizona, and Utah.
Rhenium is used as an additive to tungsten and molybdenum-based alloys to impart useful
properties. It is widely used for mass spectrographs and ion gages.