"Very useful for researchers in solid–state chemistry and as a textbook of advanced inorganic chemistry for PhD students." –Advanced Materials.
This book provides unified coverage of the structure, properties, and synthesis of transition metal oxides. Written by two world–class scientists, it offers both an excellent window on modern solid–state chemistry and a gateway to understanding the behavior of inorganic solids.
Scientists and advanced students in inorganic and solid–state chemistry, materials science, ceramics, and condensed matter science will welcome this updated Second Edition, which features new or expanded material on:
∗ Oxyanion derivatives of cuprates, mercury cuprates, ladder compounds, and new oxide systems
∗ Giant magnetoresistance, superconductivity, and nonlinear materials
∗ Recently developed synthetic strategies and examples, including soft chemistry routes
∗ Hundreds of illustrations
∗ Helpful references.
Basic Background Material.
Mother Structures of Some Binary Transition Metal Oxides.
Perovskites and Relatives.
Octahedral Tunnel Structures: Bronzes and Bronzoids.
Octahedral Intersecting Tunnel Structures: Pyrochlores and Relatives.
Octahedral Lamellar Oxides.
Close–Packed Oxides: Spinels, Hexagonal Ferrites, and Relatives.
Three–Dimensional Mixed Frameworks Involving Tetrahedra and Octahedra.
Examples of Unusual Coordination: The Vanadium Oxides.
The Highly Complex Structural Behavior of Transition Metal Oxides.
PROPERTIES AND PHENOMENA.
Electrons in Transition Metal Oxides.
Properties of Oxide Materials.
Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Oxides in Relation to Structure.
Results from Empirical Theory.
Understanding Electronic Structures from Electron Spectroscopy Combined with Empirical Theory.
Giant Magnetoresistance and Related Aspects.
Catalysts and Gas Sensors.
PREPARATION OF MATERIALS.
Use of Precursors.
Topochemical and Intercalation Reactions.
Ion Exchange Method.
Alkali Flux and Electrochemical Methods.
Reactions at High Pressures.
Arc and Skull Techniques.
Soft Chemical Routes.
B. RAVEAU is Professor at the Laboratoire CRISMAT, Centre des Matériaux Supraconducteurs in Caen, France.