Rare-earth intermetallics, also known as lanthanide elements, play an important role in the study of magnetic materials and the development of semi- and super-conducting materials. This handbook provides an up-to-date compilation of crystallographic, physical, and magnetic data on rare-earth intermetallic compounds. Over 20 different structure types are described in detail with an emphasis on how crystal structure can affect magnetic properties. Theoretical models for magnetic interactions are described as well as the impact of crystal electric fields on transport properties, magneto crystalline anistropy and hyperfine interactions. This book provides materials scientists, engineers and physicists with all the critical information needed to use rare-earth intermetallics effectively in the development of new materials.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Crystal Structures of Ternary Lanthanide Intermetallics. Magnetic Properties of Intermetallics. Magnetic Properties of the Intermetallic RxTyXz Compounds with y/x£2. Magnetic Materials Based on 3D-Rich Ternary Compounds. Concluding Remarks.