Is It Time To Re-Establish A North American Rare Earth Information Center?

Mon, Sep 14, 2009


Yesterday I posted an article over at RareMetalBlog with the above subject line. The Rare-earth Information Center was established in January 1966, at the Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. It was a great resource for industry, government and academia with its database of papers, reports, patents, conference proceedings, news and other information on rare earths. It unfortunately closed in 2002, a victim of changing times.

With the recent surge in interest in rare earth metals and applications, including rare earth permanent magnets, is it perhaps time to re-establish this type of resource?  Read the article and you decide…


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