New mineral for iPad

Japanese researchers have discovered a number of minerals "rare", which can be used to make electronic products.
Nadir earth minerals (rare earths), among others, for use in the manufacture of smart phones, a kind of iPad tablet computers, and flat-screen televisions. Minerals can be found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii, the United States. In fact, it is easily extracted minerals.

These findings add to knowledge of its functions and minerals, not to threaten supply. "The content of minerals that have heavy concentrations of rare. With just one square kilometer of content that could provide a fifth of global consumption on an annual basis (for use in electronic goods)," said Yasuhiro Kato, assistant professor of earth sciences at the University of Tokyo, as quoted by
The Guardian.

Findings are managed by a team led by Kato could have an impact for the production of electronic goods that require rare minerals, such as tantalum and yttrium.

Because so far most of the mineral soil in China, which provides about 97 percent of global supply. New research published in
the journal Nature Geoscience that the mineral was found hidden in the mud in the seabed can be extracted at a depth of 3500 to 6,000 meters, in 78 locations. One third of these locations, Kato said, has a wealth of rare minerals and metals content of yttrium.

Kato explained that the nadir of the mineral content of the earth can be found stretching east to west Hawaaii. In addition, can also be found east of Tahiti in
Polynesia, France.

Kato guess nadir earth minerals that contained as much as 80-10 tons. Compared
with global inventories that found the U.S. Geological Survey, only 110 million tons were found, among others in China, Russia, former Soviet Union, and the United States. The use of mineral earth nadir for the production of goods

high-tech electronics, magnets, and battery causing a lot of mineral mining activity in recent years.
According to Kato, sea mud rich in minerals found another nadir earth, such as gadolinium, lutetium, TB, and dysporsium. "It is commonly used in the manufacture of flat screen televisions, as well as LED (light diode-emmiting) and hibdrida car," said Kato.

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