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Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air

Vital to many modern technologies yet mined in few places, the 'rare earth elements' are in fact not that rare – they are just difficult to find in concentrations that make them economic to mine. Researchers from Cambridge ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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A clean way to extract rare earth metals

Rare earth metals—those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table—are in almost every piece of technology we use from cell phones to wind turbines to electric cars. Because these elements are ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Materials Science
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New catalyst found for clean energy fuel

A team of UConn chemists led by professors Steven Suib and James Rusling has developed a new material that could make hydrogen capture more commercially viable and provide a key element for a new generation of cheaper, light-weight ...

dateMay 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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