Rare Earth Race: A Japanese Scientist Produces an Artificial Alternative

- January 3rd, 2011

Fastcompany.com reports that Japanese scientists have artificially produced a palladium-like metal, commonly used for catalytic converters.

Fastcompany.com reports that Japanese scientists have artificially produced a palladium-like metal, commonly used for catalytic converters.

The market news is quoted as saying:

Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa of Kyoto University has announced that he and his team of researchers have artificially produced a metal similar to palladium, a material commonly used in catalytic converters. In his lab, Kitagawa used a heating method to produce ultramicroscopic metal particles, ultimately mixing the usually resistant rhodium and silver to create the palladium-like metal.

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