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rare earth

1. any oxide of a lanthanide
2. another name for lanthanide
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Washington has reportedly started exploring opportunities to purchase rare earth metals from African countries.
Preoccupation with rare earth mining instead of the entire rare earth supply chain undermines national and economic security because all defense and technology applications begin with base rare earth metals or other post-oxide materials, not freshly unearthed ore or oxides.
Investigators concluded that Caledonian and Caledonian Commodities took close to 570,000 for a variety of investments, mostly in precious metals, but also in other investments of dubious value including carbon credits and rare earth metals.
A certain amount (5.00 ~ 10.0 mL) of 1.00 X [10.sup.-3] mol/L solution of rare earth metals and buffer solution (total 60.0 mL) is added to the material liquid phase, while the 60.0 mL mixture of membrane solution and HCl solution are added to the dispersed phase.
Rare earth metals are used in mobile phones, touch screens, LCDs, wind turbines and even magnets.
My previous warnings about rare earth metal investment scams resulted in a company called Denver Trading threatening to sue.
Exploration and mining of rare earth metals are one of the most promising and profitable industry sectors.
Honda started looking to reduce the use of heavy rare earth metals 10 years ago, but a spike in prices around 2011 prompted the tie-up with Daido, the company said.
Managed out of the DOE's advanced manufacturing office and based in Ames, the Institute tries to increase the availability of rare earth metals and other materials.
Honda said that the use of heavy rare earth metals carries risks from the perspectives of stable procurement and material costs. More than 80 percent of global production of 17 rare earth elements (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-21/thank-china-for-rare-earth-minerals-not-being-so-rare-anymore) reportedly comes from China.
China produces 96 percent of the world's rare earth metals.