The rare earths play a unique role in science. These seventeen related elements afford a panoply of subtle variations deriving from the systematic development of their electronic configurations, allowing a test of theory with excellent resolution. In contrast they find widespread use in even the most mundane processes such as steel making, for polishing materials and gasoline cracking catalysts. In between are exotic uses such as TV screen phosphors, lasers, high strength permanent magnets and chemical probes. This multi-volume handbook covers the entire rare earth field 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 alike, a complete and thorough coverage of this fascinating field.
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An overview (Y. Baer and W.-D. Schneider). 63. f-Electron hybridization and dynamical screening of core holes in intermetallic compounds (M. Campagna and F.U. Hillebrecht). 64. Many-body formulation of spectra of mixed valence systems (O. Gunnarsson and K. Schönhammer). 65. Local density supercell theory of photoemission and inverse photoemission spectra (A.J. Freeman, B.I. Min and M.R. Norman). 66. Photoemission of Ce and its compounds (D.W. Lynch and J.H. Weaver). 67. Photoemission in chalcogenides (S. Hüfner). 68. Calculation of 4f excitation energies in the metals and relevance to mixed valence systems (J.F. Herbst and J.W. Wilkins). 69. Thermodynamic aspects of 4f levels in metals and compounds (B. Johansson and N. Mårtensson). 70. Bremsstrahlung isochromat spectroscopy of alloys and mixed valent compounds (F.U. Hillebrecht and M. Campagna). 71. X-ray absorption and emission spectra (J. Röhler). 72. Inelastic electron scattering measurements (F.P. Netzer and J.A.D. Matthew). Subject index.