Rhenium: historical information

Rhenium was discovered by Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, Otto Berg at 1925 in Germany. 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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