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.
Table of Contents
1. Crystal Chemistry and Crystal Growth of Rare-Earth Borides
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. Sluchanko5. 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. Sadikov7. Competing Order Parameters in Rare-Earth Hexa- and Tetraborides
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
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.