AUTHOR: Martina Orefice Are you a recent graduate ? Then this post is for you! Are you a jobseeker with a high level of education? Then this post is for you! Do you already miss your student life and wonder ...Read More »
A FAQ on rare earth elements and the challenges posed
Author: Pranshu Upadhayay Q1: What is/are REE? A1: REE or Rare Earth Elements are 17 chemical elements. The group of the rare earth elements is sub-divided in the heavy rare earth elements (HREE) and the light rare earth elements (LREE): ...Read More »
From Nd2Fe14B to NdFe12Nx
AUTHOR: Xuan Xu Our daily environment is significantly dependent on the materials with outstanding magnetic properties. Hard magnetic materials have been successfully exploited with enhanced energy densities (BH)max, starting from ≈1 MGOe for steels discovered during the early part of ...Read More »
The Future of the Electro-mobility
AUTHOR: Anas Eldosouky In 2006, Sony Pictures released a documentary film under the title of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” The film pointed out the advantages of the electric vehicles (EVs) and the complications and obstacles the EVs faced against ...Read More »
IONIC LIQUIDS: The right choice for eco-efficient indirect recycling of permanent magnets?
AUTHOR: Simona Sobekova To develop innovative, environmentally-friendly direct and indirect recycling routes of NdFeB and SmCo magnets is one of the main objectives of DEMETER’s research program. Indirect recycling means that the magnet scrap is not used directly to produce ...Read More »
Why we need a new motor design suited for magnets recycling?
Author: Ziwei Li In the DEMETER project, there is a special work package responsible for novel motors design which is suited for magnets recycling. Traditionally, the recycling process deals with just the chemical treatment of the magnet itself. Why it ...Read More »
Author: Awais Ikram According to history and over 3000 years ago, Magnetite Fe3O4, the oldest known magnetic material, was considered a substance of wonder. Chinese, Greeks and Turks were fascinated by how their iron ornaments, tools and weapons were attracted ...Read More »
India planning to auction rare earth deposits: is this a strategy to counteract China’s monopoly?
Author: Muhammed Awais It is all over the news that India is planning to auction one of its rare earth deposits located in Rajasthan. Monazite is the main rare earth metal found in India along with thorium. Thorium, which is ...Read More »
KU Leuven’s answer to a really sustainable electric vehicle (no…really!!!)
“How green are electric vehicles? Depends on where you plug them in” is a headline sparked by the release of the Union of Concerned Scientist [i]report which claims that electric cars may not be as sustainable solution for the transportation ...Read More »
Ready, Set, KICK OFF!
Last week started the official launch of a new European research project involving the recovery of critical materials inside hybrid and electric vehicles. The European Commission as part of their Horizons2020 initiative has created a new consortium called DEMETER, or ...Read More »