Simplifying recycling of rare-earth magnets

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/Bb5JcI1qUPQ/150618145910.htm

Researchers have now pioneered a process that could enable the efficient recycling of two rare-earth metals, neodymium and dysprosium. These elements comprise the small, powerful magnets that are found in many high-tech devices. In contrast to the massive and energy-intensive industrial process currently used to separate rare earths, the new method works nearly instantaneously at room temperature and uses standard laboratory equipment.

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