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Aluminum–cerium alloy has potential to jump-start rare-earth production in the US

By April Gocha / June 13, 2016

A team of scientists from Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Eck Industries has developed a new super-strong aluminum alloy that incorporates cerium—and it just may be able to restart mining of rare-earth elements in the United States.

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Gotta keep ‘em separated: Garnet ceramics find calling as Li-ion battery bouncers

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab say that ceramics can improve the batteries of tomorrow. Testing of a garnet ceramic material LLZO suggests that it might be the perfect protector for lithium anodes in batteries that last longer and do more.

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Rare earth’s brick wall

By / July 25, 2010

This falls into the “must read” category. A few weeks back, I posted on major cuts in China rare earth exports. Science magazine’s  Robert F. Service provides more context: “. . . Obama declared that the plant “is a symbol of where Michigan is going, … of where Holland is going, … of where America…

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