Author: Jan Scholten
Rhenium is a new remedy.
Rhenium was named after the river Rhine. It was discovered in 1925 and its chemical symbol is Re.
Rhenium is a rare metal. It is used in electric switches and electronic thermometers. It is very heat resistant, hence its use in heat wires and thermocouples. Jewellry is often coated with a thin layer of Rhenium, because it has a nice silvery sheen.