This continuing authoritative series deals with the chemistry, materials science, physics 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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Chapter 252: Thermal and Electronic Properties of Rare Earth Compounds at High Pressure

1. Introduction

2. Structural Studies of Rare Earth Compounds using Diffraction Techniques Under High Pressure

3. Thermal Properties Under High Pressure

4. New Electronic Phase Transitions Under High Pressure

5. New Phenomena Under High Pressure

6. Summary and Conclusion

Chapter 253: Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanide Fluorides and Chlorides in the Gaseous and Condensed States

1. Introduction

2. Thermodynamic Functions for Lanthanide Trihalide Molecules

3. Thermodynamic Functions for Lanthanide Dihalide Molecules

4. Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanide Trifluorides

5. Thermodynamic Functions for Lanthanide Trichlorides in Condensed State

6. Standard Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanide Trichlorides

7. Thermodynamic Properties of Dimeric Molecules of Lanthanide Trichlorides

8. Enthalpies of Formation of Crystalline Lanthanide Dichlorides

9. Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanide Dichlorides

10. Thermodynamic Functions for Lanthanide Monohalide Molecules

11. Thermodynamic Properties of RCl, RCl+, RF, RF+, and RF2

12. Correlation of Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanide Halides

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the editors

J.-C. Bünzli

Affiliations and Expertise

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Vitalij Pecharsky

Professor V.K. Pecharsky is an active researcher in the field of structure-physical property relationships of rare earth-based intermetallic compounds. He co-authored over 250 papers published in peer reviewed journals and as chapters in books, holds 10 patents, mostly related to preparation and processing rare earth-based alloys.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA