Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

Including Actinides

Edited by

  • J.-C. Bünzli, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Vitalij Pecharsky, Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA, USA

The rare earths represent a group of chemical elements, the lanthanides, together with scandium and yttrium, which exhibit similar chemical properties.  They are strategically important to developed and developing nations as they have a wide variety of applications in catalysis, the defense industry, aerospace, the materials and life sciences and in sustainable energy technologies.

The Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of the Rare Earths is a continuing authoritative series that deals with the science and technology of the rare earth elements in an integrated manner. Each chapter is a comprehensive, up-to-date, critical review of a particular segment of the field. The work offers the researcher and graduate student a complete and thorough coverage of this fascinating field.

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Researchers working on rare earth materials, scientists and engineers in the rare earth industry, university libraries, research institutes


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59536-2

Table of Contents

Lanthanidomesogens, Koen Binnemans
Ionic liquids: new hopes for efficient lanthanide/actinide extraction and separation? Isabelle Billard
Recycling of rare earths from scrap, M. Tanaka, T. Oki, K. Koyama, H. Narita, T. Oishi
Structural properties of lanthanides at ultra high pressure, Gopi K. Samudrala and Yogesh K. Vohra
Thermodynamic properties of scandium, yttrium and the lanthanide metals, John William Arblaster