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Rare‐Earth Borides

edited by Dmytro Inosov

“This book provides an excellent overview of the multifarious aspects of the physics and chemistry of rare-earth borides, a unique class of materials that harbors an unusually rich variety of exotic phenomena. The authors succeed in presenting a remarkably complete survey and bring to the forefront the current understanding of the many intriguing properties, linking them to the entangled interplay of crystal structure and electronic states.”

Prof. Peter M. Oppeneer, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877565
  • Subject: Condensed Matter Physics
  • Published: October 2021
  • Pages: 912

Rare-earth borides have attracted continuous interest for more than half a century both from the point of view of fundamental condensed matter physics and for practical applications in various fields of engineering. They demonstrate a wealth of unusual electronic and magnetic properties that have been closely investigated in recent decades using advanced spectroscopies and state-of-the-art physical characterization methods.

Authored by leading experts in the field, this book features a comprehensive collection of reviews offering a cutting-edge summary of the research on rare-earth borides from various viewpoints. It includes chapters on the growth and characterization of single-crystal and thin-film samples, detailed description of their lattice structure and dynamics, electronic and magnetic properties in the bulk and at the surface, low-temperature ordering phenomena, and theoretical and experimental description of the unusual spectroscopic properties from the perspective of modern x-ray and neutron scattering, Raman spectroscopy, and electron spin resonance. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the physics and chemistry of solids and low-temperature physics, especially to researchers and postgraduate students who study magnetic and electronic properties of rare-earth compounds.