US Develops Monazite Sands to Increase Rare Earth Supply

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Neo Performance Materials (Neo) and Energy Fuels Inc. (Energy Fuels) have launched a new rare earth production initiative spanning European and the US critical material supply chains. The plan will use natural monazite sands, a by-product of heavy mineral sands in the southeastern United States, to produce value-added products.

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China Molybdenum Price - March 15, 2021

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China molybdenum price remains weak adjustment in the week began on Monday March 15, 2021 when the market is in a stalemate. Sellers are reluctant to sell at low prices while buyers try to look for low-price resources. The whole market trading is limited.

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MoS2 Structure Alleviates Shortcomings of 2D Materials in Battery Applications

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Researchers from Tongji University and Fudan University have designed a new structure of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), namely the covalently assembled superstructure between MoS2 layers, which effectively alleviates the shortcomings of dimensional materials in battery applications. It acts as a linkage for lithium/sodium‐ion batteries.

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Metallic MoS2 Composite Membrane Realizes Osmotic Energy Conversion

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It is reported that researchers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have designed a low-dimensional metallic MoS2 composite membrane, which can achieve high-efficiency osmotic energy conversion due to its high ionic conductivity and excellent mechanical properties. The salt disparity energy can be better converted into electrical energy.

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Tungsten Fluoride for Electronics

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Tungsten fluoride (WF6), also known as tungsten hexafluoride, is one of the sub-industries of the industrial gas industry. It is an indispensable crucial raw material in the production process of electronics such as integrated circuits, flat display devices, semiconductor wafers, and solar cells. Among them, WF6 is currently the only stable and industrially produced variety among tungsten fluorides.

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Rare Earth Supramolecular Cages for Capturing Environmental Pollutants

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Researchers use rare earth supramolecular cages to capture environmental pollutants. The project named the 'Rare Earth Supramolecular Sensing Material Industry Technology’ project in Baotou will effectively promote the research and development of our country’s rare-earth functional materials application technology, and further expand the northern industry chain.

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Ferro Tungsten Price Tended to Stabilize on March 11, 2021

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

Chinese ferro tungsten and tungsten powder prices were adjusted limitedly in the week began on Monday March 8, 2021 with raw material suppliers’ willingness of shipment increased. 

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China Rare Earth Price - March 12, 2021

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China rare earth price was in the downward trend in the week ended on Friday March 12, 2021 as downstream users were not willing to purchase products at high prices and required lower prices. that is also the reason for sellers to reduce its offers.

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China Molybdenum Price - March 12, 2021

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molybdenum powder imageChina molybdenum price remained stable in the week ended on Friday, March 12, 2021 as the market was caught in wait-and-see atmosphere and transactions were limited concluded. 

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China’s GAT Raised Average Tungsten Forecast Prices for March

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The tungsten power and ferro tungsten prices in the Chinese market remain stable despite listed companies and associations raised their reference prices for March. At present, most insiders keep cautious sentiment and are expected to continue in the short term. 

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