Rare Earth Elements
Berium Group focuses on securing reliable sources, trading and supply of mainstream, high purity Rare Earth Elements in their respective compound oxides and refined forms. Our REEs portfolio mainly targets to support clients from America, Japan, South Korea and Europe with optimized supply solution.
Rare earth elements refer to a group of 17 chemical elements that occur together in the periodic table. REEs are often categorized into light LEEs, which include elements numbered 57 through 60 (lanthanum to neodymium) and heavy LEEs, which include elements numbered 62 to 71 (samarium to lutetium). Rare earth elements are all metals with similar atomic structures and they are mostly found together in geological deposits. Different extraction techniques are employed in order to produce high purity forms of each.
Through expansive and reliable supply chain established from key origin channels, Berium Group is committed to establishing long term supply partnerships with clients for all different rare earth elements and allied materials required for research, development, specialized technology and industrial applications worldwide.
You can count on Berium for high purity and quality rare earth metals in their different forms. Our clients can also rely on Berium confidently for competitive prices, outstanding delivery and exceptional service.
Dysprosium element has high neutron absorption cross-section and also exhibits high susceptibility to magnetization. These properties make dysprosium highly suitable manufacture of nuclear reactors and computer storage data applications such as hard disks. Dysprosium is also used together with vanadium and other elements in the production of laser materials.
Lanthanum metal is mostly used in a variety of battery system including nickel-metal hydride batteries and lithium-ion batteries. In national defense, military uses night-vision goggles made of lanthanum. Vast proportion of lanthanum is used in catalytic converters among different other industrial lighting applications.
Neodymium is used mainly in making high strength permanent magnets which have wide industrial applications requiring strong magnetic fields such as high power electric motors and electrical generation in various emerging renewable energy technologies including wind turbines and solar energy systems among others. About one kilogram of neodymium is used in each hybrid and electrical vehicles while approximately one ton of neodymium is used by wind turbines for every megawatt generated.
Other common applications for neodymium include in infrared emitting lasers, microphones and speaker systems.
Yttrium, Terbium, Europium, Antimony and Samarium
Majority of terbium, europium and yttrium are used worldwide as an important component in the low energy consumption Compact Florescent Light (CFL) bulbs. Due to high energy efficiency of CFL bulbs, the global demand for terbium is steadily increasing.
Yttrium is necessary for manufacture of color television and fuel cells. Europium is also used in TV and specialized cell phone screens.
Samarium is widely used in defense technology including permanent magnets that are stable at high temperatures and also in precision-guided weapons.
Vast majority of antimony is used in flame retardants and alloys for batteries, solders and plain bearings. Antimony is similarly used in semiconductor industry and as a stabilizer and catalyst in chemical reactions.
Praseodymium is used along with neodymium to create notably durable, high-power and high-strength magnets. It is also widely used as an alloying ingredient with magnesium to produce high performance metals used in of aircraft engines. Other applications include oxidation catalysts; a component of didymium glass used in certain welders and glass glower’s goggles.
Erbium can be added to vanadium as an alloy to improve workability by lowering the hardness of vanadium. Among important uses of erbium include wide range of application in the medical field such as dermatology and dentistry; optical communication components (EDFAs); erbium-nickel alloy Er3Ni is used in cryocoolers because of its very high specific heat capacity at liquid-helium temperatures.
Ytterbium is used in doping stainless steel to help improve the strength, grain refinement and other salient mechanical properties of stainless steel. It is also used as a dopant in lasers to improve durability and efficiency.
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