Rare-earth borides have attracted continuous interest for more than half a century both from the point of view of fundamental research of their low-temperature properties and for practical applications in various fields of engineering. This class of compounds demonstrates 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 both theoretical and experimental description of the unusual spectroscopic properties from the perspective of modern x-ray and neutron scattering, Raman spectroscopy, electron spin resonance, nuclear local probes, and thermodynamic measurements.
Edited by Dmytro S. Inosov, an expert in neutron spectroscopy who has intensely studied rare-earth borides over the last 10 years, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the physics and chemistry of solids, low-temperature physics, and especially to researchers and postgraduate students who study magnetic and electronic properties of rare-earth compounds.
Table of Contents
Crystal Chemistry and Crystal Growth of Rare-Earth Borides
Thin Films of Rare-Earth Hexaborides
S. Lee, X. Zhang & I. Takeuchi
Crystal Structures of Dodecaborides: Complexity in Simplicity
N. B. Bolotina, A. P. Dudka, O. N. Khrykina & V. S. Mironov
Magnetism, Quantum Criticality, and Metal-Insulator Transitions in RB12
N. E. Sluchanko
Raman Spectroscopy of Metal Borides: Lattice and Electron Dynamics
Y. S. Ponosov
Neutron Spectroscopy on Rare-Earth Borides
P. A. Alekseev, V. N. Lazukov & I. P. Sadikov
Competing Order Parameters in Rare-Earth Hexa- and Tetraborides
Multipolar Order and Excitations in Rare-Earth Boride Kondo Systems
P. Thalmeier, A. Akbari & R. Shiina
Neutron-Scattering Studies of Spin Dynamics in Pure and Doped CeB6
P. Y. Portnichenko, A. S. Cameron & D. S. Inosov
Theory of Electron Spin Resonance in Strongly Correlated CeB6
Bulk and Surface Properties of SmB6
P. F. S. Rosa & Z. Fisk
Dmytro S. Inosov graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine in 2002. In 2005, he moved to Germany and joined the Leibnitz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, where he studied electronic properties of high-Tc superconductors by 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, where he became group leader in 2010. He returned back 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 inelastic neutron scattering and complementary experimental methods, with the main emphasis on highly correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism, low-dimensional and frustrated magnetic systems, and spin dynamics in f-electron compounds. He has extensive experience with copper- and iron-based unconventional superconductors, noncollinear and chiral magnets, heavy-fermion compounds, and f-electron systems with multipolar order parameters. His publication list includes about 100 papers, among them 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 3500.