rare earth

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rare earth

1. any oxide of a lanthanide
2. another name for lanthanide
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No mines for rare earth elements currently operate in South Africa, but the government confirms the presence of yet-to-be tapped tech minerals.
"The successful test projects proved that the Thor nano-filtration technology could be a game-changer for US production of its own rare earth elements supply," says Brian J.
'The ministry is also studying the policies and mineral legislation to develop this rare earth elements resource utilising the best and most sustainable mining practices,' said Dr Xavier.
The purpose of the monazite exploration was to extract thorium, rather than rare earth elements, because after some processing, thorium can be turned into uranium for making nuclear bombs and providing fuel for nuclear power plants, according to the weekly.
He added that he and his team will certainly be continuing work on the extraction of rare earth elements from waste streams.
* Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Mining Waste Materials--Inventure Renewables, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and project partners will use coal-related materials from an eastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal mine as their source of REEs.
Rare earth elements geochemistry shows high values of LREE, low values of HREE suggesting the calc-alkaline nature ofthese rocks.
Hybrid vehicles combining a gasoline engine and electric motor have become increasingly popular in many countries, but sourcing a steady supply of rare earth elements such as dysprosium and terbium has been a challenge.
From iPhones to missiles, rare earth elements are used in just about everything.
Because the current triphosphor blend discovered more than 30 years ago requires rare earth elements, researchers have identified new phosphors that are more environmentally friendly.
Rare earth elements are found in the earth's crust and are vital to