Ta205 - Tantalum
Tantalum is an element found in many ways in our everyday lives, improving technology and material performance. Its many applications include uses in electronics, medicine, engineering and energy generation.Tantalum has unique attributes that make it suitable for several specific purposes...
LI2O - Lithium
Batteries, especially rechargeable batteries, are the uses for lithium compounds with the largest growth potential. Demand for rechargeable lithium batteries continued to gain market share over rechargeable nonlithium batteries for use in cordless tools, portable computers and cellular telephones, and video cameras.
Nb - Niobium
Niobium (Nb) is a soft, ductile, silver-coloured metal. It is generally found in association with tantalum. It was discovered in 1801 by Charles Hatchett and was named for Niobe, daughter of the mythical King Tantalus. A highly stable oxide forms on the surface of niobium when it is exposed to air. In Quebec, the host mineral of niobium is pyrochlore...
Rare Earth (REE)
Rare Earth (REE) are a group of 17 minerals with similar properties. The REE have a metallic appearance and are relatively soft, malleable and ductile. These minerals, even if they are called "rares" are instead relatively common in the Earth crust. They are also generally quite chemically reactive, especially at high temperatures or when finely divided.