Rare Metals and Recycling (RMR)

This symposium will focus on rare earths and other critical materials. Critical Materials (Rare Metals) are increasingly becoming a critical strategic resource since the global demand for several electronic devices, instruments, defense equipment, magnets, pollution control catalysts and most high-technology. In these days, critical materials become a hot issue due to its core role to the main element as well as its rarity. Since the rarity is determined not only by its amount existent in earth, but also the balance between the demand and supply, the assurance has been propelled in various manners, such as exploration of new ores, recycling, substitution, etc. The symposium will commence with overviews of those minerals considered critical.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
  • Critical Material Strategies
  • Rare Earth Projects, Process Technologies, and Markets
  • Recycling
  • Environmental Issues
  • Separation of REEs – technology, chemical and physical feed specifications
  • Optical, photonic, electronic, magnetic and energy applications of REE-based materials
Symposium Organizers

Dr. Bum Sung Kim
Korea Institute for Rare Metals, KITECH, Republic of Korea.

Dr. Ryan Ott
Metals Development, Ames Laboratory (USDOE)

Related journals
International Journal of
Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
Archives of Metallurgy
and Materials
ISSN: 0263-4368 ISSN:1733-3490
SCIE (I. F. 3.407) SCIE (I. F. 0.586)