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Instead of neodymium or dysprosium, the magnet uses less-expensive rare-earth metals lanthanum and cerium.
Toyota has found a way to cut the amount of neodymium in electric-motor magnets by 20 percent, with the potential to reduce it as much as 50 percent, while keeping the heat-resistant traits that make the metal a must-have.
In contrast, once a wind farm is built, electricity generation is only dependent on the wind (which won’t stop blowing any time soon) and there is no continuous need for neodymium for the magnets or copper for the generator windings.
The permanent magnets can be improved, too, by making them from strongly magnetic rare-earth materials such as dysprosium and neodymium.
Yttrium and neodymium are alloyed to make the magnets in turbines for windmills.
Two 40mm neodymium-magnet drivers deliver rich sound, with deep (but not overpowering) bass.
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