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A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

最新消息:日本南鸟岛海域发现大量稀土金属资源!



Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of rare-earth materials underneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a study published in Nature Publishing Group's Scientific Reports.

根据发表在自然出版集团《科学报告》中的一项研究表明,研究人员在日本海域发现了稀土资源,可供全世界在半无限的基础上使用数百年。

Rare-earth metals are crucial in the making of high-tech products such as electric vehicles and batteries, and most of the world has relied on China for almost all of its needs.

要制造高科技产品,比如电动汽车和电池,稀土金属是至关重要的。而世界上大部分国家的稀土需求基本都依赖于中国。

The seabed contains more than 16 million tons of rare-earth oxides, according to the study. That's equivalent to 780 years' worth of yttrium supply, 620 years of europium, 420 years of terbium and 730 years of dysprosium

该研究表明,日本海底含有超过1600万吨的稀土氧化物,其中,钇可供全世界使用780年,铕可供全世界使用620年,铽可供全世界使用420年,镝可供全世界使用730年。