The neodymium neologism.

  title={The neodymium neologism.},
  author={Brett F. Thornton and Shawn C Burdette},
  journal={Nature chemistry},
  volume={9 2},
From grand challenges of nineteenth century chemistry to powerful technology in small packages, Brett F. Thornton and Shawn C. Burdette explain why neodymium is the twin element discovered twice by ... 
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