Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 1st Edition

Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 1st Edition,Karl A. Gschneidner,Jean-Claude Bünzli,Vitalij Pecharsky,ISBN9780444532206

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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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Karl A. Gschneidner

B.S. University of Detroit 1952 Ph.D. Iowa State University 1957

Gschneidner has published over 485 journal articles and chapters in books and edited or written 40 books on the chemistry, materials science, and physics or rare earth materials. He was the founder of the Rare-earth Information Center and served as its Director for 30 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Iowa State University, Ames, USA

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Jean-Claude Bünzli

Diploma in chemical engineering (EPFL, 1968) PhD in inorganic chemistry (EPFL 1971)

Professor J-C.G. Bünzli is a physical-inorganic and analytical chemist by training and an active researcher in the field of co-ordination and supramolecular chemistry of rare-earth ions. His research focuses mainly on designing self-assembled functional edifices containing rare-earth ions and with predetermined photophysical and/or magnetic properties.

Affiliations and Expertise

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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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.

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

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Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, 1st Edition

244. Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Lanthanides (Ch.Görller-Walrand and L. Fluyt); 245. Cluster Compounds of Rare-Earth Elements (Z. Zheng); 246. Molecular Chemistry of the Rare- Earth Elements in Uncommon Low-Valent States (F. Nief); 247. Self-assembled Lanthanide Helicates: From Basic Thermodynamics to Applications (C. Piguet and J.-C. G. Bünzli)

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