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The Technology Of Scandium, Yttrium, And The Rare Earth Metals. A Literature Survey

Report Number: WADD TR 60-864
Author(s): Bernard Love
Corporate Author: Research Chemicals, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Pages: 243
Contract: AF 33(616)-6829
Project: 7351 - Metallic Materials
Task: 73517
AD Number: AD0264794

Abstract:
A survey has been made of the unclassified literature relating to the rare earth elements. The best available data has been compiled for the abundance and distribution of the elements, the methods of recovery from ores, separation and purification techniques, and procedures for reduction to metal. The physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of the elements and their important compounds are presented.

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