Rare earth has "industrial vitamins" reputation. Rare earth materials mainly used in metallurgy, petrochemical industry, glass ceramics, fluorescent and electronic materials industry. Can be used in the production of fluorescent material, rare earth metal hydride battery materials, electric light source materials, magnetic materials, hydrogen storage materials, catalytic materials, precision ceramic materials, laser materials, superconducting materials, magnetostrictive materials, magnetic refrigeration materials, magnetic materials, magnetooptical memory material and optical fiber materials, etc..Rare earth polishing powder for a variety of glass components polishing.Rare earth oxides can also be used to make special glass.
In addition to the above uses, rare earth elements are widely used in our lives. As long as some rare earth elements are added into some traditional products, some magical effects will be produced. At present, rare earth has been widely used in metallurgy, petroleum, chemical, textile, medicine, agriculture and other dozens of industries.
For example, rare earth steel can significantly improve the wear resistance, corrosion resistance and toughness of steel.Rare earth aluminum wire rod can reduce the fineness of aluminum wire, but also improve the strength and conductivity.The rare earth pesticide in fruit, can kill the pests, but also can improve the fruiting rate.Rare earth compound fertilizer can not only improve the soil structure, but also increase the output of agricultural products; the rare earth oil cracking catalyst used in China's oil refining industry can increase the production efficiency of gasoline and other light oil.