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CMI taps the power of supercomputing to find rare-earth refining alternatives

A research project led by the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has identified agents for the separation of rare-earth metals that are potentially much less costly and better-performing than those currently used. The science is further discussed in a paper, “Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Bis-phosphine Oxide Lanthanide Extractants.” 

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Alex King featured in MIT Technology Review article on "The All-American iPhone"

MIT Technology Review writer Konstantin Kakaes discusses what it would take to build an All-American iPhone, an impossibility given "the inescapable realities of the global economy." Kakaes interviewed Critical Materials Institute Alex King about the various components and elements that go into an iPhone and their availability in the U.S.



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