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Rare-Earth Recovery Process Enables the Creation of Magnets from Recycled Material

Rare-Earth Recovery Process Enables the Creation of Magnets from Recycled Material

Scientists belonging to the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub managed by the Ames Laboratory, have discovered a novel way to recycle manufacturing waste to recover precious rare-earth magnetic material and utilize it to form useful magnets. One of the ways to minimize demand of rare-earth magnetic materials, which are limited mined resources, is to develop efficient waste-recovery techniques. [More]
Simple Method to Efficiently Recycle Rare Earth Metals

Simple Method to Efficiently Recycle Rare Earth Metals

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a simple, efficient method for recycling of rare earth magnets. These materials are widely used in consumer electronics, however, as their name signifies, they are quite rare. The process of mining and purifying rare earth metals affects the ecology, and is very costly and labor-intensive. [More]
Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskite materialsResearchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskites and have shown that those defects can be engineered to further improve solar devices. [More]
Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Peidong Yang, Michelle C. Y. Chang, Christopher J. Chang and their teams took on the challenge of finding an alternative that would significantly cut mankind’s dependence on fossil fuels. [More]
University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

Based on an old e-paper concept, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have created an economical handwriting-enabled e-paper which is ideal for large displays such as whiteboards. [More]
Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden has embarked on a challenging project to experimentally prove that earth-abundant materials mainly based on nitrogen, carbon, and transition metal oxides can be integrated into high performance energy conversion devices, which can be used in both electrolysis and in fuel cells. Tiva Sharifi defended her thesis on 31 March 2015. [More]
European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

The continuous evolution of the aviation industry allows it to create lighter aircraft, minimize fuel consumption and associated emissions, and establish more-efficient recycling systems to allow reusing of the valuable materials used in aircraft building. [More]

H.C. Starck’s Tantalum Supply Chain Again Declared Compliant With Conflict Free Smelter Program

H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, announced today that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audi... [More]
Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, and Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia's oldest operating craft brewery, today announced that Red Brick will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis' evercan™ – the world's first certified high-recycled content aluminum can sheet. [More]
New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently identified a key technique to enhance the performance of high-efficiency polymer cells, which has the capability to create lighter and more flexible solar devices in the future. [More]