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Have you heard about this new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets?

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets.


The new alloy -- a potential replacement for high-performance permanent magnets found in automobile engines and wind turbines--eliminates the use of one of the scarcest and costliest rare earth elements, dysprosium, and instead uses cerium, the most abundant rare earth.

The result, an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron co-doped with cerium and cobalt, is a less expensive material with properties that are competitive with traditional sintered magnets containing dysprosium.
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No, I hadn't.

I think it's amazing that now that a market is developing for alternative energy sources, we're seeing many breakthroughs in the field.
Money is quite the incentive.

Whatever the cause, I'm glad it's finally happening.

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