Posts tagged with "Rare Earths"

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Rare earths advance search for unified theory

Oct. 14, 2015 -  
Rare earth elements are used in computer hard drives, electric motors and to generate and amplify the lasers at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility (NIF). Future applications may include serving as memory for a quantum computer or the basis for ultrastable clocks. In recent work by LLNL...
For article High-pressure studies of rare earth material could lead to lighter, cheaper magnets

High-pressure studies of rare earth material could lead to lighter, cheaper magnets

Dec. 20, 2013 -  
Sometimes you have to apply a little pressure to get magnetic materials to reveal their secrets. By placing a permanent magnet under high pressures, Lawrence Livermore researchers are exploring how atomic structure enhances magnetic strength and resistance to demagnetization. This fundamental...
For article DOE launches rare earth metals research hub

DOE launches rare earth metals research hub

Jan. 11, 2013 -  
The Department of Energy has launched a research hub that focuses on solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S. energy security. Housed at Ames Laboratory in Iowa, Lawrence Livermore has been involved in establishing this Energy Innovation Hub...