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Lanthanides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128222508


1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Peng Cheng
Paperback ISBN: 9780128222508
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 450
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Lanthanides: Fundamentals and Applications provides the fundamentals, new research, promising applications and future outlooks of lanthanide compounds and lanthanide-based materials. The book begins with an introduction, including key concepts, oxidation states and sources, extraction and separation of the lanthanides, followed by spectroscopic and magnetic properties, and metals, crystals and compounds. Organometallic compounds, coordination compounds, molecular magnetic materials and luminescent materials are covered before a discussion of specific lanthanide applications. Spintronics, bioimaging, photoelectric materials, catalysis and nuclear applications are discussed. This comprehensive resource is ideal for researchers and students studying inorganic and materials chemistry, in both academia and industry.

Key Features

  • Includes comprehensive and in-depth coverage of lanthanides
  • Features the most current research progress on lanthanides
  • Covers a combination view of fundamental research and specific applications of the lanthanides, including spintronics, bioimaging and additives for photoelectric materials


Postgraduates and researchers in inorganic and materials chemistry. Researchers working in industry in rare earths; post graduate and senior undergraduate students in inorganic / materials chemistry

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the Lanthanides
    2. Spectroscopic and Magnetic Properties of the Lanthanides
    3. Lanthanide Metals, Crystals and Compounds
    4. Organometallic Compounds of the Lanthanides
    5. Coordination Compounds of the Lanthanides
    6. Lanthanide Based Molecular Magnetic Materials
    7. Lanthanide Based Luminescent Materials
    8. Specific Applications of the Lanthanides


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About the Author

Peng Cheng

Peng Cheng obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD from Nankai University in 1985, 1991 and 1994, respectively. Subsequently, he started his academic career at the same university and was appointed a full professor in 1996. From 1997–1999 he worked at Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS as a visiting professor and at Texas A&M University as a postdoctoral research associate.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cheung Kong Professor, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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