Cerium-Based, Intermetallic-Strengthened Aluminum Casting Alloy: High-Volume Co-product Development

  title={Cerium-Based, Intermetallic-Strengthened Aluminum Casting Alloy: High-Volume Co-product Development},
  author={Zachary C. Sims and David Weiss and Scott K McCall and Michael A. McGuire and Ryan T Ott and Tom Geer and Orlando Rios and Patrice E. A. Turchi},
Abstract Several rare earth elements are considered by-products to rare earth mining efforts. By using one of these by-product elements in a high-volume application such as aluminum casting alloys, the supply of more valuable rare earths can be globally stabilized. Stabilizing the global rare earth market will decrease the long-term criticality of other rare earth elements. The low demand for Ce, the most abundant rare earth, contributes to the instability of rare earth extraction. In this… 

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