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Metallurgy

Iron production electrified

Scientists have long dreamt of converting molten iron oxide to iron and oxygen using electricity. An anode material that withstands the high temperatures and corrosive chemicals involved brings the dream closer to reality. See Letter p.353

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Figure 1: Metal extraction by electrolysis.

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Fray, D. Iron production electrified. Nature 497, 324–325 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12102

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