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Researchers turn to microbe beads to increase U.S. supply of rare earth metals

November 26, 2019

To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth elements, a Critical Materials Institute team led by Lawrence…
Magnets sustainably separate mixtures of rare earth metals

October 30, 2019

Seventy-five of the periodic table’s 118 elements are carried in the pockets and purses of more than 100 million U.S.…
From trash to treasure: Electronic waste is mined for rare earth elements

August 16, 2019

Rare earth elements are the “secret sauce” of numerous advanced materials for energy, transportation, defense and communications applications.…
New alternatives may ease demand for scarce rare-earth permanent magnets

April 5, 2019

From computer hard discs and smart phones to earbuds and electric motors, magnets are at the forefront of…
Recycling the Rare Earth Metals of E-Waste

November 15, 2017

Recycling the valuable rare earth metals found in advanced electronics from smartphones to plasma screen TVs has been…
Researchers turn to bioengineered bacteria to increase U.S. supply of rare earth metals

October 24, 2017

To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth metals, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has…
Circumstances leading to formation of rare earth resources on the sea floor

August 22, 2016

A research group at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated that sufficiently slow build-up of deposits on the…
Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

June 2, 2016

A study of the content of rare earth elements in U.S. coal ashes shows that coal mined from…
Better fluorescent lighting through physics

October 9, 2015

General Electric (link is external) (GE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (link is…
New rare-earth recycling invention licensed to U.S Rare Earths

August 11, 2015

A new technology developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute that aids in the recycling,…
The challenge of mining rare-earth materials outside China

July 30, 2015

Five years ago, the cost of rare-earth materials that are critical for today’s electronics went through the roof.…
Scientists developed cheaper nano-cage structure catalysts

July 27, 2015

Catalysts are extremely important in variety of fields of industry, especially in energy sector. However, nowadays they are…
Research Simplifies Recycling of Rare-earth Magnets

June 17, 2015

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining…
Fraunhofer project aims to halve demand for heavy rare earths

July 28, 2014

Mobility would be at a standstill without electric motors and their powerful permanent magnets. These owe their useful…
Researchers capture speedy chemical reaction in mid-stride

September 23, 2013

In synthetic chemistry, making the best possible use of the needed ingredients is key to optimizing high-quality production…
Discovery of rare earths just below seafloor

May 8, 2013

Rare-earth elements and yttrium (REY) are crucial elements for novel electronic equipment and green-energy technologies, and world demand…
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