Description

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.

Key Features

  • Individual chapters are comprehensive, broad, critical reviews
  • Contributions are written by highly experienced, invited experts
  • Gives an up-to-date overview of developments in the field

Readership

Researchers working on rare earth materials, scientists and engineers in the rare earth industry

Table of Contents

Series Page

Preface

Chapter 259. Catalytic Behavior of Rare-Earth Borohydride Complexes in Polymerization of Polar Monomers

Chapter 260. Structures and Properties of Rare-Earth Molten Salts

Chapter 261. Lanthanides in Solar Energy Conversion

Chapter 262. R5T4 Compounds: An Extraordinary Versatile Model System for the Solid State Science

Contents of Volumes 1–43

Index of Contents of Volumes 1–44

Chapter 259. Catalytic Behavior of Rare-Earth Borohydride Complexes in Polymerization of Polar Monomers

Abstract

List of Symbols, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

1 Historical Introduction

2 Synthesis of Rare-Earth Borohydride Complexes

3 Rare-Earth Borohydride Initiators in the Polymerization of Polar Monomers

4 Computational Studies: DFT Input into the Mechanism of the Polymerization of Polar Monomers

5 Conclusions and Outlooks

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 260. Structures and Properties of Rare-Earth Molten Salts

Abstract

List of acronyms

1 Introduction

2 Molten Salts as Liquids

3 Definitions of Molten Salts

4 Typical Structures of Molten Salts

5 Crystal Structures of Rare-Earth Halides

6 Density of Rare-Earth Halides in Solid and Molten States

7 Structures of Rare-Earth Halide Melts

8 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 261. Lanthanides in Solar Energy Conversion

Abstract

Acronyms and abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Luminescent Solar Concentrators

3 Silicon-Based Solar Cells

4 Solar Cells with Semiconductors Other Than Silicon

5 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

6 Perspectives

References

Chapter 262. R5T4 Compounds: An Extraordinary Versatile Model System for the Solid State Science

Details

No. of pages:
550
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Print ISBN:
9780444627117
Electronic ISBN:
9780444626950

About the editors

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.