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Site Has Reportedly Highest Range of LREEs in Peru LIMA, Peru, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RioSol SAC LLC and Compania Minera Rio Sol SAC ("RioSol" or "The Company") recently announced
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We like our magnets cheap and easy, so it's a good thing that scientists have found an alternative to traditional rare-earth magnets. This cerium-based magnet could provide cheaper cars and wind turbines.
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Fish sperm could hold the key to environmentally friendly extraction and recycling of rare earth elements (REEs), a study finds.
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DUBLIN, December 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w73mdp/global_lanthanum) has announced the addition of the "Global
Establishes first North American rare earth metals production to supply dysprosium to the magnet industry NATICK, Mass., Oct.
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rare earth elements are used in CMP polishing slurries and as high-k dielectrics in the semiconductor industry. .
Europium is a chemical element with the symbol Eu and atomic number 63. Europium is named after the continent Europe. It is the most reactive of the rare earth elements. It rapidly oxidizes in air. Europium ignites in the air at around 302 degrees Fahrenheit. It is quite pliable (bendable). Although it was first discovered by Paul Ã‰mile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1890, it is usually credited to French chemist EugÃ¨ne-Anatole DemarÃ§ay, who suspected samples of the discovered samarium...
Erbium is a chemical element with the symbol Er and atomic number 68. Erbium is a rare, silvery-white metallic lanthanide (an element having an atomic number between 57 and 71). It is found solid in its natural state and is commonly found with several other elements in the mineral gadolinite. It is found in Ytterby, Sweden. Erbium was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1843. Mosander separated yttria from gadolinite into three compounds he called erbia, terbia, and yttria. Erbia and...
Dysprosium is a chemical element with the symbol Dy and atomic number 66. This rare earth element has a metallic, bright silver luster. Dysprosium is not found freely in nature, but is found in various minerals, especially xenotime. It was first identified in 1886, but its pure form was not isolated until the use of ion exchange instruments were developed in the 1950s. Dysprosium salts are mildly toxic in the liquid state, while solid dysprosium in non-toxic. Dysprosium is soft enough to be...
In geology, the mineral monazite is a reddish-brown phosphate containing rare earth metals and an important source of thorium, lanthanum, and cerium. It occurs usually in small isolated crystals. There are actually three different kinds of monazite, depending on relative elemental composition of the mineral: - monazite-Ce (Ce, La, Nd, Th, Y)PO4 - monazite-La (La, Ce, Nd)PO4 - monazite-Nd (Nd, La, Ce)PO4 The elements in parentheses are listed in the order in which they are in relative...
A rare earth is an oxide of a rare earth element. Often rare earth elements themselves are loosely called "rare earths". As to exactly what is a "rare earth" element is a matter of some ambiguity. The narrowest definition restricts it to the lanthanides, which are lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium. Sometimes the radioactive actinides are included, so that all elements...
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