Oct. 13, 2021 — Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are hosting a 15-minute open-access webinar on October 28 about how to block threats to supplies of rare earth minerals using the lab’s supercomputers.A wide range of devices and machines rely on rare earth elements that are mined and refined largely in China. But supplies are vulnerable. The supply of rare earth minerals can be cut by natural disasters, mine closures, labor disputes and construction delays. Disruptions can have wide-ranging consequences, and the turmoil can linger in the rare earth markets for longer than expected, as today’s shortage of semiconductors continues to roil the car market.
In this webinar, Allison Bennett Irion, chair of Argonne’s Advanced Supply Chain Analytics initiative, will show how her team finds such insights by running one-of-kind models on the lab’s supercomputing resources.
Bennett Irion and moderator John Harvey, Business Development Executive at Argonne, will explain how to uncover threats to materials inside the emerging technologies that will shape the 21st century.
Source: Argonne National Laboratory