Tungsten Carbide Powder Price in China Rises Slightly in Early August

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The ammonium paratungstate (APT) and tungsten carbide powder prices in China rise slightly in the first trading day in August but the demand remains lukewarm. 


US Resumes Rare Earths Funding Program

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The US Department of Defense has resumed funding for two rare earth mineral processing projects. The assessment believes that these two projects that can provide the military with rare earth products are in the best interest of the US government. According to the MiningWeekly report.


AHUT Reveals Rare Earth Nitriding Mechanism

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Anhui University of Technology (AHUT) has revealed rare earth nitriding mechanism recently. Through first-principles studies of the effects of rare metal elements on the adsorption and diffusion of nitrogen atoms on the surface of body-centered cubic iron, the new study by Professor Zhang Shihong’s team from AHUT revealed the catalytic effect of rare-earth nitriding Infiltration mechanism.


China Tungsten Price Rose in Late July After a Long Period of Stabilization

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

China tungsten price was in the upward trend in the week ended on Friday July 31, 2020, but affected by the weakness both in the supply and demand sides, transactions were poor at the end of this month. In the short term, market participants will take a watchful for the new guide price for early August from tungsten institutions. 


Neodymium Oxide Price - August 3, 2020

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Rare earth market quotation in China: the neodymium oxide, praseodymium neodymium oxide and praseodymium neodymium metal prices continue to rise in the first trading day in August affected by good trading atmosphere between buyers and sellers. The deals increase but most downstream buyers remain cautious sentiment. 


Molybdenum Oxide Price - August 3, 2020

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Molybdenum market quotation in China: the prices of molybdenum oxide, molybdenum powder and ferro molybdenum keep stable in the first trading in August on deadlocked supply and demand and quiet trading activity. 


5G Boosts Demand of Rare Earths

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Rare earths have been widely used in electronics, petrochemicals, metallurgy, and many other fields. Scientists discover new uses of rare earth for every technological innovation, and the 5G era has come, innovative integration of a series of new technologies. So, what impact will the arrival of the 5G era have on rare earth materials?


The Development of Lithium Industry in Qinghai

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It is estimated that the global lithium supply and demand will reach 800,000 tons by 2025, forming the second wave of shortages. In the future, in lithium industry, Qinghai would invest in the lithium mines and lithium salt projects, closely follow the development trend of new technologies, and pay attention to safety production and environmental protection, to ensure the sustainable development of enterprises, and improve product quality.


Oxis Energy and Texas Take Shape for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Powered Two-Seater Plane

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Oxis Energy, a British lithium-sulfur battery manufacturer, today announced a partnership with U.S. planemaker Texas Aircraft Manufacturing on an all-electric, two-seater aircraft with a flight time of more than two hours and range of around 200NM (nautical miles). The trainer appears likely to be at least three years away from development, given the commissioning timeline previously announced for Oxis' Brazilian cell factory.


Russia Partners Germany to Replace Lithium with Sodium in Batteries

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Russia partners Germany to replace lithium (Li) with sodium (Na) in batteries, which would be much cheaper. An international team of scientists at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISIS) of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Russia's Academy of Science and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf has found that instead of Li, Na "stacked" in a special way can be used for battery production. Sodium batteries would be significantly cheaper and equivalently or even more capacious than existing Li batteries. The results of the study are published in the journal Nano Energy.