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Episodes from the History of the Rare Earth Elements

Author: C H Evans
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1996.
Series: Chemists and chemistry, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first volume devoted entirely to the fascinating history of the discovery of the rare earth elements. <br/> Part I, 'Discovery', describes how the isolation and characterization of each new rare earth element confronted chemists with unparalleled difficulties for over 150 years. In addition, these elements introduced particular problems for Mendeleyev's periodic table. Study of the rare earths  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C H Evans
ISBN: 9789400902879 9400902875 9789401066143 9401066140
OCLC Number: 840303579
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents: I --
Discovery --
1. What did Johan Gadolin Actually do? --
2. The Discovery of Cerium --
A Fascinating Story --
3. Carl Gustaf Mosander and His Research on Rare Earths --
4. The 50 Years Following Mosander --
5. Elements No. 70, 71 and 72: Discoveries and Controversies --
6. The Search for Element 61 --
II --
Application --
7. Carl Auer von Welsbach a Pioneer in the Industrial Application of Rare Earths --
8. The History of China's Rare Earth Industry --
9. Rare Earth Elements in the Geological Sciences --
Use of Lanthanum as a Tool to Delineate Calcium Mobilization Patterns in Smooth Muscle --
11. Medical Uses of the Rare Earths.
Series Title: Chemists and chemistry, 15.
Responsibility: edited by C.H. Evans.

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This is the first volume devoted entirely to the fascinating history of the discovery of the rare earth elements. <br/> Part I, 'Discovery', describes how the isolation and characterization of each new rare earth element confronted chemists with unparalleled difficulties for over 150 years. In addition, these elements introduced particular problems for Mendeleyev's periodic table. Study of the rare earths occupied the best chemical minds of the day, including such notables as Gadolin, Berzelius, Mosander, Hisinger, Kloproth, Urban, Auer von Welsbach and Crookes. An interesting inclusion in the present work is a first-hand account by Marinsky of the discovery of the last rare earth element to be identified: promethium. Taken together, these chapters show how chemical discovery is limited by technology and how priority disputes arise and are settled. <br/> Part II, 'Application', has chapters on both the industrial uses of the rare earths and their application to pharmacology and medicine, where gadolinium is now a standard contrast-enhancing agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There is also a contribution from the director of the China Rare Earth Information Centre, which is appropriate as China has the world's largest deposits of rare earth minerals. Today, rare earth elements have a number of important industrial applications including their use as colorants, X-ray phosphors, lasers and magnets. Their unique properties have been widely exploited in biological and biochemical research. They also find increasing application in medicine. <br/> Audience: This volume will be of interest to chemists and historians of science and technology.

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