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Potentially Critical Materials.

Authors
Foster-RJ
Source
NTIS: PB 89-102271 :65 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011793
Abstract
In this Bureau of Mines report a selection process has identified 14 nonstockpiled materials (cesium, gallium, hafnium, indium, osmium, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, scandium, selenium, tellurium, thallium, and zirconium) that are linked to the continuing evolution of high-technology fields such as electronics, catalysis, and energy, and that have limiting factors associated with domestic availability. A qualitative assessment of the "potential criticality" of these materials was made through a consideration of end uses, demand trends and forecasts, production, mineral reserves, byproduct status, alternative supply sources, substitution and conservation options, and recyclability.
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
CP;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-102271
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
OFR 28-88
NIOSH Division
WO;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 89-102271
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