UCSD Develops Separator to Prevent Lithium Metal Batteries from Fires

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Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego or UCSD) have developed a safety separator that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly heating up and catching fires in case of an internal short circuit. Researchers led by Ping Liu, a professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego, and his doctoral student Matthew Gonzalez, detail their work in a paper published in Advanced Materials.


Ferro Tungsten Prices in China Are Weak on Sluggish Market Demand

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The tungsten powder and ferro tungsten prices in China are weak owing to persistent weakness in the demand side and the instability in the international tungsten market affected by continued spread of coronavirus worldwide as well as sluggish market demand. 


China Cerium Oxide Prices - March 17, 2020

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Rare earth market quotation in China: praseodymium oxide, lanthanum oxide and cerium oxide prices are unchanged from the previous trading day on cautious sentiment of insiders in the market. 


For Tungsten Cutting Tools, ANCA and CSIRO Developing Hybrid AM System

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To bring a new hybrid manufacturing platform that will be designed to manufacture custom tungsten cutting tools to market, Australian machine tool manufacturer Australian Numerical Control and Automation Pty Ltd (ANCA) is teaming up Australia's largest science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Sutton Tools and the Advanced Manufacturing Development Centre (AMGC).


Indian ION Energy’s BMS Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

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To extends lithium-ion battery life and improves its performance, an Indian startup, Mumbai-based ION Energy Inc, combines unique electronics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud analytics and software to creates a battery management system (BMS) solution.


China Molybdenum Powder Price - March 17, 2020

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Molybdenum market quotation in China: the latest prices of molybdenum concentrate and molybdenum oxide declined slightly while molybdenum powder price remained unchanged from the previous trading day when seller's have great pressure on sales. 


Uganda's Makuutu Rare Earth Mine Announces Resources

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Oro Verde Limited (Oro Verde) has announced its preliminary resources for the Makuutu rare earth mine in Uganda, according to MiningNews.net report.


Over 1 Million Miles! Penn State Develops High-Power Li-ion Battery

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A Li-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center in the United States, according to foreign media report.


Coronavirus Spread Clouded China Tungsten Market in Early March

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

Chinese tungsten prices remained weak adjustment in the week ended on Friday March 13, 2020 because the continued spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide has weighed on China tungsten market. 


Cerium Oxide Prices - March 16, 2020

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Opening this week, the latest prices of cerium oxide, lanthanum oxide and praseodymium neodymium oxide in China maintain stability due to quiet market trading activity. The prices of light rare earth products show stability while medium and heavy rare earth product prices start to slow down the pace of rise.




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