Ol Blue Eyes
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Gadolinium cast in a tantalum crucible, the "pupil" of the eye is a shrink-pipe formed by the change in volume as the metal solidifies. Dr. Frank Spedding and Dr. H. Wilhelm's, et al., research on the chemical separation of the lanthanides and preparation their metals led to the "industrial revolution" of rare-earth materials. ISU's Ames Laboratory has been preparing high purity Lanthanides for decades, and continues supplying them to materials scientists world-wide.
Submitted by: Trevor Riedemann, AMES LABORATORY OF US DOE on April 30, 2014
Tags: Metals Development Building, Rare Earth, Spedding Hall, Wilhelm Hall
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