Because of their unique magnetic,luminescent,and electrochemical properties,these elements help make many technologies perform with reduced weight,emissions,and energy consumption,and give them greater efficiency,performance,miniaturization,speed,durability,and thermal stability.

Rare earth magnets and technologies help to fuel global economic growth, maintain high standards of living, and save lives.

Aerospace and Defense

Rare earth magnets are indispensable in many electronic, optical and magnetic applications. Rare earth magnets are incredibly powerful; some can retain their magnetic strength at high-temperatures, making them ideal for commercial and aerospace applications.

Rare earth magnets are also used for lasers and resolution technologies. These technologies are critical to modern aerospace systems.

Health Care

Rare earth permanent magnets have facilitated an evolution in health and medical technology. They produce a powerful magnetic field used in medical imaging devices, such as MRIs, that enable doctors to diagnose illnesses that otherwise would be much harder to detect. Rare earth elements are also used in many modern surgical machines, such as those for robot-assisted surgeries. They are used in pioneering technologies, such as cochlear implants. Yttrium is used in solid state lasers and in cancer-treating drugs. They are essential to modern medicine.

Clean Energy

Rare earth magnets are used in many advanced energy technologies, including wind turbines, electric car batteries and energy-efficient lights, which help to reduce CO2 and other emissions Rare earth magnets are essential to both compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs), LED lighting and fiber optics. One emerging technology using rare earth magnets, magnetic refrigeration, could potentially improve the energy efficiency of refrigerators for home and commercial use. Rare earths are critical to our new energy technologies.


Rare earth magnets enable faster, smaller, and lighter products such as cell phones and computer hard drives. They make color displays more vivid in televisions, computer screens, and other devices. They are also important for in-ear headphones, microphones, loudspeakers, optical fibers, smartphones, and tablet computers. They enable us to continually improve our communications and computing capabilities.

Transportation and Vehicles

Rare earth magnets have many uses in automobiles, especially in new generation vehicles designed to reduce energy consumption. For instance, they are used in the electric motors of many hybrid cars and electric vehicles and in batteries to help power them. They are found in catalytic converters in cars and can help reduce harmful air pollutants.

Offshore and Marine

The rare earth magnets are used for fastening large objects such as oil booms or other types of heavy diving equipment to attaching lighter vessels, for example a pilot boat, barge or similar, to the ship side or to the rig leg.

The rare earth magnets are coated with epoxy installed in most of marine motors to improve their corrosion resistance in seawater.