Systematics and the Properties of the Lanthanides / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
Science is not a mere collection of facts. It is the correlation of facts, the interpretative synthesis of the available knowledge and its application that excite the imagination of a scientist. Even in these days of modern technology, the need for quick and accurate dissemination of new information and current concepts still exists. Conferences and Symposia offer one direct method of communication. The Summer Schools are another approach. The success of a Summer School is mainly due to that human factor and under standing that goes with it and allows for extensive and often time-unrestricted discussions. During the course of the past 20 years, one of the most in tensively studied groups of elements in the Periodic Table is the Lanthanides. In this period, we have increased our knowledge on these once exotic elements, which were once considered to be a part of a lean and hungry industry, many-fold due to the involve ment of scientists from various disciplines. The purpose of our Summer School was to bring a group of ex perts and participants together for the exchange of ideas and in formation in an informal setting and to promote interdisciplinary interactions. Out of many conceivable topics, we selected the following five as the main basis to broaden our knowledge and understanding I) Systematics 2) Structure 3) Electronic and Magnetic Proper ties 4) Spectroscopic Properties and 5) Lanthanide Geochemistry.
Table of ContentsSystematics.- 1. Early Attempts on the Systematics of the Lanthanoids.- 2. Systematics of the Properties of the Lanthanides.- 3. Inclined W Systematics of the Lanthanides.- Structures.- 4. Inorganic Complexes of the Rare Earths.- 5. Structural Chemistry of the Lanthanides.- Electronic and Magnetic Properties.- 6. Electronic Structure and Cohesion in the Rare Earth Metals.- 7. Magnetic Properties of Lanthanide Compounds.- Spectroscopic Properties.- 8. Optical Spectroscopy of Lanthanides in Crystalline Matrix.- 9. Spectroscopic Properties of the f-Elements in Compounds and Solutions.- 10. Fluorescence Spectra and Lifetimes of the Lanthanide Aquo Ions and their Complexes.- 11. The Use of Lanthanide Ions as NMR Structural Probes.- Lanthanide Geochemistry.- 12. The Lanthanides as Geochemical Tracers of Igneous Processes: An Introduction.- 13. Lanthanoids as a Geochemical Probe and Problems in Lanthanoid Geochemistry Distribution and Behaviour of Lanthanoids in Non-Magmatic-Phases.- 14. Summary and Future Trends in Lanthanides.- 15. List of Posters.- List of Participants.