United States to develop rare earth magnets "alternatives"

United States according to the Boston Globe, May 15, the periodic table of elements seems to be an old, recognized forms of scientific research in miniature. Instead of this form of scientific research and high-tech wind turbines or fuel efficient car engines, and rather than chemistry-related.

But most of the rows of the periodic table of elements unheard of elements to create technology and clean energy is essential. In recent years, the shortage problem and international politics--its name for these substances varies, such as neodymium and yttrium-constitute a threat.

Last year, the Department of energy allocated $ 120 million at the Ames Laboratory in Iowa Institute of key raw materials. The Institute is committed to increasing (shortage of material) production and research and development of alternative substances to prevent shortages.