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About this book
Binary Rare Earth Oxides is the first book in the field of rare earth oxides that provides coverage from the basic science through to recent advances. This book introduces the unique characteristics of the binary rare earth oxides with their chemistry, physics and applications. It provides a comprehensive review of all the characteristics of rare earth oxides, essential for scientists and engineers involved with rare earths, oxides, inorganic materials, ceramics, and structures. The binary rare earth oxides bring us a variety of interesting characteristics. Understanding their fundamental mechanisms builds a bridge between solid-state chemistry and materials science.
The book begins with a brief introduction to binary rare earth oxides, their physical and chemical stabilities, polymorphism, crystal structures and phase transformation and the association with current applications. The book goes on to present the band structure of the oxides using several quantum chemical calculations, which belong to a newly developed area in the binary rare earth oxides. Central to this chapter are the characterizations of electrical, magnetic and optical properties, as well as details of single crystal growth and particle preparation methods that have progressed in recent years. Later chapters concentrate on thermo-chemical properties and trace determination techniques. The final chapter contains a variety of useful applications in various fields such as phosphors, glass abrasives, automotive catalysts, fuel cells, solid electrolytes, sunscreens, iron steels, and biological materials.
This book is an invaluable resource for materials scientists and solid-state physicists and chemists with an interest in rare earth oxides, as well as advanced students and graduates who require an approach to familiarize them with this field. This book provides guidance through a comprehensive review of all the characteristics of binary rare earth oxides.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Binary Rare Earth Oxides
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-2569-6
- Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2568-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6682-4
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2569-3
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 257
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
"The science and technology of rare earth oxides is a diverse and content-rich field … . The authors of this volume attempt to provide a useful compilation of the structure, reactivity, and technologically useful properties of binary combinations of these elements. A number of topics are discussed in requisite detail and with clarity. … The real gems of this book, however, are the succinct chapters … . Overall, this is a useful book not only to those working in the area of rare earth oxides … ." (Jeffery L. Coffer, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 127 (21), 2005)