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Analysis vs. Recovery, a Subtle Yet Important Distinction

By Stan Trout - Spontaneous Materials

This is a topic that comes up frequently in discussion for me: someone finds the analysis of a rare earth property and gets very excited about its prospects as a business, based solely on some very limited information. As I always caution, analysis is not recovery. Let me explain the difference between the two, why one does not necessarily imply the other. <read more>



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Impurity Size Affects Performance of Emerging Superconductive Material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance, or possibly provide benefits, in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications, including future particle colliders. <read more>


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StanTroutMagnetics Bootcamps Back by Popular Demand in 2015
Magnetics Business & Technology magazine has announced that Dr. Stan Trout of Spontaneous Materials will again host the Bootcamp Workshops in association with the Magnetics 2015 event. The Magnetics Bootcamps will take place on January 20th, 2015.


Dr. Stan Trout has been offering Bootcamps since 2007 and has trained more than 100 students, putting to use his more than 35 years of experience in the permanent and rare earth industries. Dr. Trout has a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Stan is a contributing columnist for Magnetics Business & Technology magazine and is a consultant to the Magnetics Industry. His consultancy Spontaneous Materials provides practical solutions in magnetic materials, the rare earths, technical training and technical writing. <read more>



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