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Minerals go critical

The spectre of insecure supplies of some mineral raw materials could hinder the development and deployment of new technology. This Commentary discusses and analyses the reasons behind the potential insecurity, how markets are responding, and what roles government should play.

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Eggert, R. Minerals go critical. Nature Chem 3, 688–691 (2011).

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