Department of Energy's Critical Materials Strategy publication to have significant showings of Heavy Rare Earth Elements, in particular for the five Rare Earths identified by DOE as being at "Critical Risk": Dysprosium
, Europium, Neodymium, Terbium and Yttrium.
The Prince of Wales property is rich with heavy rare earth elements, including dysprosium
, terbium, and yttrim.
, sulfur, uranium, iodine, osmium, praseodymium
Each segment contains small amounts of ions of relatively rare metals, such as dysprosium
, thulium, and cerium, which fluoresce in different colors.
These oxides include four of the five rare earth elements classified as critical by renowned industry consultant Jack Lifton of Technology Metals Research: terbium, dysprosium
, europium, and yttrium.
SKK has a high concentration of critical rare earth elements such as neodymium, praseodymium, samarium, dysprosium
, terbium and gadolinium.
However, price volatility of rare earth materials such as dysprosium
and neodymium due to ban of Chinese exports of rare earth elements in other regions is anticipated to hamper the growth of the permanent magnets market.
We didn't think dysprosium
was a very good name," he laughs.
The plant will produce 800 tons a year in total of didymium and dysprosium
metals, which are used as raw material for neodymium-based high-performance magnetic alloys.
Left square: Hydrogen Beryllium Boron Carbon Nitrogen Fluorine Silicon Argon Potassium Scandium Germanium Cadmium Indium Tin Xenon Barium Praseodymium Neodymium Erbium Thulium Lutetium Tantalum Rhenium Osmium Iridium Platinum Mercury Thallium Lead Actinium Thorium Protactinium Plutonium Einsteinium Seaborgium Hassium transposed, yields Right square: Lithium Oxygen Sodium Aluminium Chlorine Chromium Iron Copper Gallium Arsenic Selenium Strontium Yttrium Niobium Palladium Antimony Iodine Caesium Lanthanum Promethium Samarium Gadolinium Terbium Dysprosium
Ytterbium Tungsten Gold Astatine Radon Francium Uranium Curium Nobelium Dubnium Bohrium Meitnerium
The Norwegians have explored the transitions by bombarding the heavy nuclei of the rare earth elements dysprosium
, erbium, and ytterbium with light, relatively low-energy helium-3 ions.
The group consists of yttrium and the 15-lanthanide elements (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium
, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium).