News tagged with cerium

Cerium's unusual behaviour

(PhysOrg.com) -- Livermore researchers have found that a crystal of cerium -- the chemical element that can be used for catalysts and fuel additives -- behaves in very unique ways when subjected to high pressures.

dateJan 27, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Rare-earth mining operation to revive in US

After signing deals with major Japanese trading houses that have been rushing to secure new sources of rare earths, mining company Molycorp Inc. plans to restart its rare-earth mining in California by the end of the year.

dateDec 21, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Rare earth metal enhances phosphate glass

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adding cerium oxide to phosphate glass rather than the commonly used silicate glass may make glasses that block ultraviolet light and have increased radiation damage resistance while remaining colorless, ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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