Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

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 because they have several 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


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-62711-7

Table of Contents

259 CatalyticCatalytic Behavior of Rare Earth Borohydride Complexes in Polymerization of Polar Monomers, Sophie Guillaume, Laurent Maron and Peter Roesky
260 Structures and Properties of Rare Earth Molten Salts, Yasuhiko Iwadate
261 Lanthanide in Solar Energy Conversion, Jean-Claude G. Bünzli, and Anne-Sophie Chauvin
262 Magnetocaloric effects in R5(SiGe)4 Compounds, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl Gschneidner Jr. and Yaroslav Mudick