Prospective Potential Applications and Emerging Tendencies in Rare Earth Materials


Prospective Potential Applications and Emerging Tendencies in Rare Earth Materials

R. Ramakrishna Reddy

Rare Earth Elements (REE) remain underappreciated despite their numerous applications. High-temperature superconductors, phosphors (for energy-saving lamps, flat-screen monitors, and flat-screen televisions), rechargeable batteries (home and automotive), magnetic resonance image scanning systems, superconductors, laser technology, and very strong permanent magnets all rely on them (used for instance, in wind turbines and hard-disk drives). The article provides a brief overview of the various applications of REES. Medical imaging and therapy using rare earth doped lasers: potential environmental effects. New methods for isolating specific rare earth elements have been highlighted in applications as diverse as metallurgy and recycling.

REEs, Potential Applications, Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers, Diagnostic Imaging, Environmental Effects

Published online 6/5/2024, 34 pages

Citation: R. Ramakrishna Reddy, Prospective Potential Applications and Emerging Tendencies in Rare Earth Materials, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 164, pp 177-210, 2024


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