Cerium Ce

  • Robert B. Ross


This is one of the elements forming the group known as ‘rare earth metals’, which are not as rare as was at one time thought, but are by no means plentiful. In general they are found together, and great difficulty is experienced in obtaining any one element free from the remainder. The history of the group gives some indication of the difficulty in purification, in that what at one time was thought to be one element turned out in fact to be a mixture of four of the rare earth metals.


Fatigue Nickel Magnesium Boiling Cerium 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Ross
    • 1
  1. 1.Ross Materials Technology LtdEast Kilbride, GlasgowUK

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