Rhenium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, Otto Berg
  • Place of discovery: Germany
  • Date of discovery: 1925
  • Origin of name : from the Greek word "Rhenus" meaning river "Rhine".

Discovery of rhenium is generally attributed to Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke-Noddack, and Otto Berg, who announced in 1925 they had detected the element in platinum ores and columbite.

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