April 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.
January 12th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
President Trump recently signed an executive order to explore new sources of 23 critical minerals in the U.S. The directive could spur domestic production of critical minerals, including rare-earth elements, and lessen U.S. dependence on imported minerals.
December 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, academia, and business has resulted in the discovery of high concentrations of rare-earth elements in several U.S. coal basins. The success of this discovery could eventually reduce the U.S.'s dependence on imported rare earths.
November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Ultrathin and flat graphene metalenses gain more properties, new batteries with better performance and improved safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 29, 2017.
October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
October 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene, novel process facilitates production of high-voltage lithium-ion cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 25, 2017.
September 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha
'Rubber material' discovered that could lead to scratch-proof paint for car, defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 13, 2017.
July 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The CEO of advanced materials manufacturing company American Elements recently met with White House officials to vie for the government to nationalize the U.S.’s last remaining rare earth mine.
December 9th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Sodium-ions in a standard battery format, new form of iron oxide has surprising characteristics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 9, 2015.
October 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility's incredible testing capacity.