1st Edition

Rare-Earth Borides

Edited By Dmytro S. Inosov Copyright 2022
    912 Pages 90 Color & 233 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    912 Pages 90 Color & 233 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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.

    1. Crystal Chemistry and Crystal Growth of Rare-Earth Borides

    Natalya Shitsevalova

    2. Thin Films of Rare-Earth Hexaborides

    Seunghun Lee, Xiaohang Zhang, and Ichiro Takeuchi

    3. Crystal Structures of Dodecaborides: Complexity in Simplicity

    Nadezhda B. Bolotina, Alexander P. Dudka, Olga N. Khrykina, and Vladimir S. Mironov

    4. Magnetism, Quantum Criticality, and Metal-Insulator Transitions in RB12

    Nikolay E. Sluchanko

    5. Raman Spectroscopy of Metal Borides: Lattice and Electron Dynamics

    Yuri S. Ponosov

    6. Neutron Spectroscopy on Rare-Earth Borides

    Pavel A. Alekseev, Vladimir N. Lazukov, and Igor P. Sadikov

    7. Competing Order Parameters in Rare-Earth Hexa- and Tetraborides

    Takeshi Matsumura

    8. Multipolar Order and Excitations in Rare-Earth Boride Kondo Systems

    Peter Thalmeier, Alireza Akbari, and Ryousuke Shiina

    9. Neutron-Scattering Studies of Spin Dynamics in Pure and Doped CeB6

    Pavlo Portnichenko, Alistair Cameron, and Dmytro S. Inosov

    10. Theory of Electron Spin Resonance in Strongly Correlated CeB6

    Pedro Schlottmann

    11. Bulk and Surface Properties of SmB6

    Priscila F. S. Rosa and Zachary Fisk


    Dmytro S. Inosov graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine in 2002. In 2005, he joined the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, where he studied electronic properties of high-Tc superconductors with photoelectron spectroscopy. He earned his PhD on this topic in 2008 from the Technical University of Dresden. After that, he switched to neutron spectroscopy as he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. He returned to Dresden in 2013 to become junior professor for neutron spectroscopy at the Technical University of Dresden and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2019. His research focuses on the investigations of magnetic materials using neutron scattering and complementary experimental methods, with emphasis on strongly correlated electron systems, superconductors, quantum magnetism, frustrated magnetic systems, and spin dynamics in f-electron compounds. His publication list exceeds 100 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in top journals such as Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, and others, with the total number of citations exceeding 4000.

    "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

    "This compilation of superb reviews and up-to-date research on rare-earth borides provides a timely and extensive resource to a wide range of researchers working in the field. With a large and diverse range of structures, compounds, and phenomena, the rare-earth boride family has provided the community with an enormous range of novel properties, including lattice and spin dynamics, correlated electron physics, multipolar orders, and non-trivial topological properties, making this collection an invaluable resource to both interested and expert researchers."

    ~Prof. Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland, USA