Researchers at the Ames Laboratory have used cerium, a widely available and inexpensive rare-earth metal, to create a high-performance magnet that’s similar in performance to traditional dysprosium containing magnets that could make wind turbines and other generator and motor sets less expensive to manufacture. Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of […]

The European Union has begun to gather concern about the availability of rare earth elements.  The rare earth elements are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and efficient automobiles. The demand for metals such as neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy) is increasing much faster than production. These metals are used in […]