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Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444627117, 9780444626950

Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Volume 44

1st Edition

Editors: J.-C. Bunzli Vitalij Pecharsky
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444627117
eBook ISBN: 9780444626950
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 13th November 2012
Page Count: 550
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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

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Crystallography

3 Gd5SixGe4 x Pseudobinary System

4 Other R5SixGe4 − x Systems

5 R5T4 Systems: Substitutions of the Rare Earths

6 R5T4 Systems Containing Sn

7 R5T4 Systems where T Includes a Group 13 or 15 Element

8 Conclusions and Outlook

References

Index


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


Details

No. of pages:
550
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 2013
Published:
13th November 2012
Imprint:
North Holland
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444627117
eBook ISBN:
9780444626950

Ratings and Reviews


About the Editors

J.-C. Bunzli

Affiliations and Expertise

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Vitalij Pecharsky

Vitalij Pecharsky

V.K. Pecharsky received a combined BSc/MSc degree in Chemistry (1976) and a PhD degree in Inorganic Chemistry (1979) from Lviv State University (now Ivan Franko National University of Lviv) in Ukraine. He held a faculty appointment at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at Lviv State University between 1979 and 1993, after which he moved to Ames, Iowa, where he became a staff member at the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory. In 1998 he accepted a faculty position at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, while remaining associated with Ames Laboratory. He was named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering in 2006. He also serves as a Faculty Scientists, Field Work Project Leader, and Group Leader at Ames Laboratory. While in Lviv, V. Pecharsky was studying phase relationships and crystallography of ternary intermetallic compounds containing rare earths. After moving to Ames his research interests shifted to examining composition-structure-physical property relationship of rare-earth intermetallic compounds. Together with Karl Gschneidner, Jr., he discovered a new class of materials that exhibit the giant magnetocaloric effect in 1997, triggering worldwide interest in caloric materials and caloric cooling, which promises to become an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional vapor-compression approach. Today his research interest include synthesis, structure, experimental thermodynamics, physical and chemical properties of intermetallic compounds containing rare-earth metals; anomalous behavior of 4f-electron systems; magnetostructural phase transformations; physical properties of ultra-pure rare earth metals; caloric materials and systems; hydrogen storage materials; mechanochemistry, mechanically induced solid-state reactions and mechanochemical transformations. He organized the 28th Rare Earth Research Conference in Ames, Iowa in 2017. He serves as co-editor of the Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths and senior editor of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds. He has published over 500 WOS papers (>22 600 cites, h factor = 60).

Affiliations and Expertise

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