Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

Series Editor:

  • Jean-Claude Bünzli, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland. Diploma in chemical engineering (EPFL, 1968), PhD in inorganic chemistry (EPFL, 1971), Diploma in chemical engineering (EPFL, 1968) PhD in inorganic chemistry (EPFL 1971)
  • Vitalij Pecharsky, Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory, USA, B.S./M.S. L'viv State University, 1976 Ph.D. L'viv State University,

The Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths is a continuous series of books covering all aspects of rare earth science - chemistry, life sciences, materials science, and physics. The main emphasis of the Handbook is on rare earth elements [Sc, Y and the lanthanides (La through Lu)] but whenever relevant, information is also included on the closely related actinide elements. The individual chapters are comprehensive, broad, up-to-date critical reviews written by highly experienced invited experts. The series, which was started in 1978 by Professor Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., attempts to combine and integrate both the fundamentals and applications of these elements and is usually published at a pace of one volume a year. Professor Gschneidner served as senior editor for the first 41 volumes. An electronic version is accessible from Science Direct®. More detailed information is available on:

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