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JOM

, Volume 65, Issue 7, pp 846–848 | Cite as

Rare-Earth Economics: The Balance Problem

  • K. Binnemans
  • P. T. Jones
  • K. Van Acker
  • B. Blanpain
  • B. Mishra
  • D. Apelian
Article

TMS has forged cooperative agreements with several carefully selected organizations that actively work to benefit the materials science community. In this occasional series, JOM will provide an update on the activities of these organizations. This installment, by the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3), focuses on the importance of recycling of rare earths to mitigate the so-called Balance Problem. The CR3 is a research center established by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Colorado School of Mines, and KU Leuven. Twenty-eight corporations and national laboratories along with support from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Industry University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program are sponsors of the center.

Keywords

Rare Earth Neodymium Samarium Terbium Praseodymium 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© TMS 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Binnemans
    • 1
  • P. T. Jones
    • 1
  • K. Van Acker
    • 1
  • B. Blanpain
    • 1
  • B. Mishra
    • 2
  • D. Apelian
    • 3
  1. 1.KU Leuven, University of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.Colorado School of MinesGoldenUSA
  3. 3.Metal Processing InstituteWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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