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Rare Earth Element

Edited by Jose Edgar Alfonso Orjuela

National University of Colombia, Colombia

Rare earth elements have significant physical and chemical properties, which have been made indispensable in many magnetic, electronic, and optical applications. For instance, rare earth magnets have high magnetic intensity that can be retained at high temperatures, making them ideal for aerospace applications. Moreover, rare earth elements allow to fabricate faster, smaller, and lighter devices such as cell phones and hard drives. They are also important for in-ear headphones, microphones, loudspeakers, optical fibers, smartphones, and tablet computers. All these technological possibilities have made sure that the rare earth elements are part of the daily life. Therefore, this book has a main objective to let the readers know useful information about the rare earth elements that possibly allow development of the researches in different fields of science where the rare earth elements are used.

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Rare Earth ElementEdited by Jose Edgar Alfonso Orjuela

Published: July 26th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65576

ISBN: 978-953-51-3402-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3401-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4726-8

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

9678 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biotechnology Processes for Scalable, Selective Rare Earth Element Recovery

By Lynne E. Macaskie, Sayo Moriyama, Iryna Mikheenko, Sarah Singh and Angela J. Murray


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2. Hydrometallurgical Recovery Process of Rare Earth Elements from Waste: Main Application of Acid Leaching with Devised τ-T Diagram

By Namil Um


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3. Optimisation of Parameters for Spectroscopic Analysis of Rare Earth Elements in Sediment Samples

By Martin Makombe, Charlton van der Horst, Bongiwe Silwana, Emmanuel Iwuoha and Vernon Somerset


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4. Theoretical Spectroscopy of Rare-Earth Elements: Spectra and Autoionization Resonances

By Andrey A. Svinarenko, Alexander V. Glushkov, Olga Yu. Khetselius, Valentin B. Ternovsky, Yuliya V. Dubrovskaya, Anna A. Kuznetsova and Vasily V. Buyadzhi


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5. Thermodynamic Property Study on the Complexes of Rare- Earth Elements with Amino Aids

By Zhi Cheng Tan, Quan Shi, Xue Chuan Lv and Bei Ping Liu


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6. The Effects of Lanthanum Dopant on the Structural and Optical Properties of Ferroelectric Thin Films

By Irzaman, Hendradi Hardhienata, Akhiruddin Maddu, Aminullah and Husin Alatas


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