Tackling the Shortage of “Endangered” Elements Critical to Modern Technologies

Article ID: 614937

Released: 12-Mar-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Newswise — WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 — “Endangered” elements have allowed us to dramatically advance technology and modern life but are at risk of running out. Which elements are the scarcest? What are scientists doing to address this critical issue? Top experts in the field will answer these questions and more during a newly added press conference set to take place during the American Chemical Society’s 247th National Meeting & Exposition, which begins Sunday in Dallas.

Details are as follows:

Rare and endangered elements Who: David Constable, Ph.D., ACS Green Chemistry Institute Jillian Buriak, Ph.D., University of Alberta Karl Gschneidner, Jr., Ph.D., Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University When: Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. Central Time Where: Dallas Convention Center, Room A122/A123

Attend in person or join us live online at ustream.tv/channel/acslive.

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