Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

Including Actinides

1st Edition - August 20, 2020

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  • Editors: Pecharsky Vitalij, Jean-Claude Bunzli
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211106
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211113

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Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths: Including Actinides, Volume 57, is a continuous series of books covering all aspects of rare earth science, including chemistry, life sciences, materials science and physics. The book's main emphasis is on rare earth elements [Sc, Y, and the lanthanides (La through Lu], but whenever relevant, information is also included on the closely related actinide elements.

Key Features

  • Presents up-to-date overviews and new developments in the field of rare earths, covering both their physics and chemistry
  • Contains Individual chapters that are comprehensive and broad, along with critical reviews
  • Provides contributions from highly experienced, invited experts


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

Table of Contents

  • 312. Rare earth transition metal plumbides—An update

    Steffen Klenner and Rainer Pöttgen

    313. Forensic applications of rare earths: Anticounterfeiting materials and latent fingerprint developers

    Giada Truccolo, Rhiannon E. Boseley, Simon W. Lewis and William J. Gee

    314. Recent developments in lanthanide chelates as luminescent labels for biomedical analyses

    Kazuko Matsumoto

Product details

  • No. of pages: 206
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2020
  • Published: August 20, 2020
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211106
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211113

About the Editors

Pecharsky Vitalij

Vitalij Pecharsky works at Iowa State University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Iowa State University, USA

Jean-Claude Bunzli

Jean-Claude Bunzli
J.-C. Bünzli was educated as a physico-chemical inorganic chemist (BSc and PhD at EPFL; postdocs at UBC, Canada and ETH Zürich). He started to work on lanthanide coordination chemistry in 1975 at the University of Lausanne and was promoted full professor in 1980. In 2001 he transferred to EPFL where he founded the Laboratory of Lanthanide Supramolecular Chemistry. After studying the solvation of lanthanide ions by innovative experimental techniques, he turned to macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry, focusing on self-assembly processes. In parallel he kept interest in the relationship between luminescence and structure, developing several luminescent materials, including ionic liquids, liquid crystals, and nanoparticles. All this led to the design of rugged and sensitive luminescent bioprobes for the detection of markers expressed by cancerous cells and tissues. Lately he has expanded this aspect of his research by collaborating with several groups in Australia and China. Selected as World Class University professor at Korea University during 2009-2013, he has since been working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UTS (Sydney), HKBU (Hong Kong), and SUSTech (Shenzhen). He has also been invited professor at ten different universities in China, Japan, France, Belgium, and the U.K. He has been elected dean of the Faculty of Science (1990-1991) and Vice-president of the University of Lausanne (1991-1995) and as such implemented the Erasmus program in Switzerland. He also acted as expert on several review committees in China, France, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Finland, UK, and USA. He is the founder (1989) and president of the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society and co-editor of the Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths. He has published 330 WOS papers (>27 300 cites, h factor =78).

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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