Increasing Demand of Lanthanum – A Rare Metal

started mining it and extracting it from its oxides as the metal is being used in many commercial uses.

The third generation car – Toyota Prius hybrid is one of the examples of modern manufacturing that carries about 10 pounds of lanthanum. Most of us don’t know that we use this metal in our day to day life. The car battery of is known as “nickel-metal hydride. In the manufacturing of battery these days, nickel-lanthanum hydride battery proves to be a power-packed battery. It is twice effective than the lead-acid battery.

Keeping in mind the growing need of rare earth metals especially lanthanum in varieties of manufacturing and other rare metals such as Yttrium, Neodymium, Cerium, Lutetium etc. and their uses in x-ray screen, petroleum products, la