• Growth of research and development in rare metals extraction in India

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      Rare metal extraction; physical beneficiation; chemical beneficiation; breakdown process; separation process; halide metallurgy; electrolytic reduction

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      The ushering in of the era of high technology in our country witnessed the emergence and growth of several new technologies which are either totally unconventional or less common in otherwise well known and established areas of industrial practice. A vivid example of the second category of advances is found in the development of extractive processes for obtaining the less common metals particularly required for service in nuclear, aerospace and electronics industries. In this paper, the growth of research and development in rare metals extraction in India is surveyed from its infancy in the fifties to the present stature of a firm footed technology accredited with several directed achievements and well-developed maturity.

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      C V Sundaram1 C K Gupta1 2

      1. Reactor Research Centre, Kalpakkam - 603 102, India
      2. Extractive Metallurgy Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay - 400 085, India
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