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Michael Aide

Southeast Missouri State University


Lanthanides Geochemistry Petrology Pollution Contamination Agriculture Fertilizers Mining Industry Electronic Applications Emerging Applications Lanthanide Chemistry Analytical Organic Physical Inorganic

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Lanthanides is a broad but in-depth investigation into emerging technologies associated with the lanthanide series, including the elements Lanthanum and Yttrium. The book welcomes research associated with the rare earth elements (REE) as indicators of igneous petrology and mineral formation, their chemistry in soil and water, their increasing applications in agriculture as fertilizers, the scarcity of geologic deposits required by industry, international trade, their uses in the digital manufacturing industry, and the evolving understanding of their chemistry. Each area that witnessed substantial research investigations that are not limited to any particular region or nation, giving testimony to the rapid developments in their digital applications, the search of economically viable mining resources, the rising specter of soil and water degradation, and the quest of understanding their unique chemistry. This book intends the bridge the gap linking each of these content areas to assist the reader in understanding the global complexity of the lanthanides, the areas of active research and the future developments required for technology evolution.

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Date completed: November 12th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 1st 2020

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Review results due: April 21st 2020

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Expected publication date: June 20th 2020

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About the editor

Michael Aide

Southeast Missouri State University

Dr. Michael Aide received his Ph.D. in soil chemistry from Mississippi State University (1982) and a baccalaureate degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has been an educator and agronomic researcher at Southeast Missouri State University since 1982. His research interests involve the growth and development of rice in integrated systems involving soil fertility, water management, integrated pest management. Rice research has permitted his travel to southeastern Asia, Ventral American and Egypt. Dr. Aide has also investigated the usage of rare earth elements in soils, particularly attempting to utilize them to indicate parent material uniformity and their fate/transport. Professional affiliations include the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Soc. America and is a certified professional soil scientist.

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