Issue Date: June 8, 2015
A New Degree Of Separation For Rare-Earth Metals
Rare-earth metals are important for making many electronic devices and permanent magnets, yet commodity amounts of the elements can be in short supply. This situation has prompted metal suppliers to ramp up recycling of consumer products as an alternative to mining. To that end, chemists have developed several approaches for separating mixtures of rare-earth metals so they can be reblended in the necessary proportions for different applications. In the latest example, . . .
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