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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / July 27, 2018

Glass Problems Conference announces schedule, Tethon 3D develops high alumina tethonite ceramic powder for inkjet 3-D printing, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 27, 2018.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / July 20, 2018

U.S. applies 10% tariffs on Chinese rare earth compounds, metals, and alloys, Pittsburgh Glass Works ceases production, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 20, 2018.

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New simpler recycling process extracts rare-earth magnets from discarded electronics

By Faye Oney / May 11, 2018

Researchers have developed a simple process for extracting rare-earth magnets from discarded electronic devices. Their method reduces manufactured waste and recycles materials into magnets for other uses.

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Not-so-rare-earth elements? Massive discovery of rare earth deposit near Japan could allay supply woes

By April Gocha / April 13, 2018

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.

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President’s executive order could mean less dependence on critical mineral imports

By Faye Oney / January 12, 2018

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.

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The road to REE independence: Rare-earth elements discovered in U.S. coal basins

By Faye Oney / December 8, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 29, 2017

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.

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DOE projects could revive domestic rare-earth element production

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 25, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 13, 2017

‘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.

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