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Editors: Keith N. Delfrey
Book Description:
Rare earth elements and rare earth metals are a collection of sixteen chemical elements in the periodic table, namely scandium, yttrium, and fourteen of the fifteen lanthanoids (excluding promethium), which naturally occur on the Earth. The former two are included as they tend to occur with the latter in the same ore deposits.The principal economic sources of rare earth elements are the rare-earth minerals bastnasite, monazite, and loparite and the lateritic ion-adsorption clays. Despite their relative abundance, however, these are more difficult to mine and extract than the sources of transition metals (due in part to their very similar chemical properties), making them relatively expensive. Their industrial use was very limited until efficient separation techniques were developed, such as ion exchange, fractional crystallization and liquid-liquid extraction. This new book presents the latest research in the field from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Communication A - Electronic States of TM in RE-TM
Compounds and Alloys; pp. 1-12
(Kazuo Yano, College of Science and Technology (CST), Nihon University, Kiyoo Sato, Physical Science, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University)

Communication B - The Geochemical Characteristics of Rare Earth Elements in Granitic Laterites in Hainan Island, China;
pp. 13-23
(Liu Qiang, Department of Biology, Hainan Normal University, Haikou, China, Bi Hua, Department of Resources, Environment and Tourism, Hainan Normal University, Haikou, China, Wang Minying, Department of Biology, Hainan Normal University, Haikou, China, et al.)

Research and Review Articles

Chapter 1 - Rare earths as a probe of environment and electron-phonon interaction in optical materials: high resolution absorption spectroscopy and theoretical analysis; pp. 25-77
(Rosanna Capelletti, Andrea Baraldi, Elisa Buffagni, Physics Department, University of Parma, Italy)

Chapter 2 - Rare earth dodecaborides-magnetism, superconductivity and other properties; pp. 79-125
(K. Flachbart, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, P. Alekseev, RRC Kuchatov Institute, Russia, G. Grechnev, Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Ukraine)

Chapter 3 - Application of Centrifugal Contactors in Separation of Rare Earth Elements-A Review; pp. 127-162
(Wuhua Duan, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, China)

Chapter 4 - Vanadium Oxide Nanorods: Controlled Growth and Property Adjustment; pp. 163-194
(Wen Chen, Liqiang Mai, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Wuhan, China)

Chapter 5 - Rare-Earth Triflates as initiators in ring opening polymerizations; pp. 195-226
(Angels Serra, Ana Mantecón, Departament de Química Analítica i Química Orgànica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Chapter 6 - Accumulation of rare earth(s) using various microbes; pp. 227-253
(Takehiko Tsuruta, Department of Chemical Engineering on Biological Environment, Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Japan)

Chapter 7 - A Family of Ductile, Rare Earth Intermetallic Compounds; pp. 255-279
(Andrew E. Frerichs, Alan M. Russell, Materials Science and Engineering Dept., Materials Engineering Physics Program, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA)

Chapter 8 - REEs and their distributions as probes into biochemical fractionation and transport; pp. 281-300
(Stefan Fränzle, School Zittau, Chair of Environmental High Technology, Germany)

Chapter 9 - Epitaxial rare earth oxide thin film: Potential candidate for future microelectronic devices; pp. 301-327
(Apurba Laha, E. Bugiel, H.J. Osten, Institute of Electronic Materials and Devices, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany)

Chapter 10 - Marvelous Influence of Excited State Lifetime on the Properties of Rare Earth Luminescence; pp. 329-350
(Zheng Xu, Suling Zhao, Fujun Zhang, Guorui Ji, Xurong Xu, Institute of Optoelectronics Technology, Beijing Jiaotong Univ., Key Laboratory of Luminescence and Optical Information, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China)

Chapter 11 - The Application of Rare Earth Metal in Bioinorganic Chemistry; pp. 351-373
(Xue-Fang Shang, Hua-Kuan Lin, Department of Chemistry, Nankai University, China)

Chapter 12 - Raman Scattering in Rare-Earth Orthophosphates;
pp. 375-390
(C. C. Santos, I. Guedes, A. P. Ayala, Dept. de Fisica, Univ. Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza-Ceara, Brazil, C.-K. Loong, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, L.A. Boatner, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennesee)

Chapter 13 - Processing of Synchysite, a Potential Source of Rare Earth Elements; pp. 391-406
(J.Temuujin, G.Burmaa, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ts.Jadambaa, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-218-7
   Status: AV
  
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