Strong permanent magnets are essential, e.g. in future transport, wind energy and water management applications. High performance magnets require the use of rare earth elements, which have been exposed to dramatically price variations the past years. Therefore, there is a need to focus research on improving the magnet production and recycling technologies with reduced dependency of scarce elements, without compromising their functional performance.


Magnets with better temperature characteristics, hard permanent magnets with a high magnetisation and high coercivity must be investigated. Also issues such as lifetime assessment and new coating strategies have to be considered.


The REEgain consortium addresses these aspects by a joint effort on research, innovation and technology development.


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