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2009-06-22 09:00:00

BERLIN, NIMES, France and RICHMOND, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BRAHMS Aktiengesellschaft, a global diagnostics company, Cezanne, and Lumiphore Inc., a biotechnology leader in new proprietary fluorescent metal-lanthanide technology for use in high-value applications, announced that they have signed an agreement on incorporation of Lumiphore's Lumi4(R)-Tb complexes in BRAHMS diagnostic tests. Under the agreement, BRAHMS together with its subsidiary Cezanne, developer and manufacturer of...

2009-03-24 08:47:17

Michigan Tech physicists decode hidden properties of the rare EarthsPhysicists at Michigan Technological University have filled in some longtime blank spaces on the periodic table, calculating electron affinities of the lanthanides, a series of 15 elements known as rare earths."Electron affinity" is the amount of energy required to detach an electron from an anion, or negative ion (an atom with an extra electron orbiting around its nucleus). Elements with low electron affinities (like iron)...


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2005-05-25 18:46:47

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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