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EU “Raw Materials Week” 2018

Following the success of the Raw Materials Week 2017, the 3rd edition of the EU "Raw Materials Week", organised by the European Commission, will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018 in Brussels.

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Rare-earth magnet recycling tech wins innovation award

An acid-free dissolution rare-earth magnet recycling process has earned a 2018 Notable Technology Development Award from the Federal Laboratories Consortium (FLC). Researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and Ames Laboratory invented a magnet recycling process in which magnets are ...

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Outstanding Student Poster Award

DEMETER researcher Arnab Chakraborty has won the “Outstanding Student Poster Award” for his work on Magnetic properties of exchange-coupled nanocomposites obtained by milling α-Fe and recycled SmCo5 (download poster) at ISMANAM 2018 (Link) (25th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous, and Nanostructured Materials). Authors: A Chakraborty; R Hirian, I ...

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Novel Sm/Co separation process for SmCo magnets

SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a novel approach to separate samarium from cobalt originating from SmCo magnets. Their newly published paper introduces very simple and cheap-to-maintain solvent extraction processes.

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MSA: a green solvent for REE recovery

Within the EU Horizon 2020 REMAGHIC project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a novel process to recover rare earths (REEs) from lamp phosphor waste by dissolution in concentrated methanesulphonic acid (MSA), which is a green solvent.

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