The rare earths represent a group of chemical elements, the lanthanides, together with scandium and yttrium, which exhibit similar chemical properties. They are strategically important to developed and developing nations because they have several applications in catalysis, the defense industry, aerospace, the materials and life sciences and in sustainable energy technologies.
The Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of the Rare Earths is a continuing authoritative series that deals with the science 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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259 Catalytic Behavior of Rare Earth Borohydride Complexes in Polymerization of Polar Monomers, Sophie Guillaume, Laurent Maron and Peter Roesky 260 Structures and Properties of Rare Earth Molten Salts, Yasuhiko Iwadate 261 Lanthanide in Solar Energy Conversion, Jean-Claude G. Bünzli, and Anne-Sophie Chauvin 262 Magnetocaloric effects in R5(SiGe)4 Compounds, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl Gschneidner Jr. and Yaroslav Mudick
Pecharsky, Vitalij K.
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.