On the scandium business

World’s a small place, eh?

Piece of research, major breakthrough in solid state batteries.

Hmm, well, yes, major breakthroughs and all that. we’ve 98 of those to each product that actually gets made, on’t w?

But this one uses scandium to ad to the magnesium. Hmm, OK.

And the fun bit? Run by a bloke at Bath university. So, the odds that a major new Sc use come from the same town of perhaps 150,000 people as the world’s (used to be) major scandium trader?

Well, as we know, the odds are in fact 1. But what would you have predicted they would be? Without, obviously, any thought of it being me tearing around U Bath insisting people find some use for the stuff.

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