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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Patrick R.
dc.contributor.authorSidhu, Partaksh
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:05:17Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T13:15:44Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:05:17Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T13:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierSidhu_mines_0052N_11673.pdf
dc.identifierT 8664
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/172882
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2019 Spring.
dc.description.abstractNeodymium has widespread applications in magnets, electronics, optical and laser materials. Currently, neodymium is produced using high-temperature molten salts processes that are very energy intensive and costly. There has been ongoing efforts to develop a technique for production of neodymium from neodymium oxide at low temperatures. Electrowinning technique for reduction of neodymium oxide in room temperature ionic liquid is designed, discussed and evaluated. The chemical process for synthesis of Nd(TFSI)3 from Nd2O3 and hydrogen-cation-based ionic liquid (HTFSI) is described. The electrochemical behavior and the electrodeposition of neodymium in hydrogen-cation-based ionic liquid are investigated. The cyclic voltammetric measurements are conducted and discussed to show one-step reduction of the trivalent neodymium ion in hydrogen-cation-based ionic liquid. The electrodeposition of neodymium in hydrogen-cation-based ionic liquid is carried out using a two-electrode system with copper cathode and neodymium anode. Furthermore, the electrodeposits from are investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X- ray analysis (EDX).
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectmetallurgical engineering
dc.titleInvestigation of the electrowinning of neodymium oxide in room temperature ionic liquid
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberSpiller, D. Erik
dc.contributor.committeememberAnderson, Corby G.
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineMetallurgical and Materials Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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