Table of contents for Episodes from the history of the rare earth elements / edited by C.H. Evans.


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Preface. Part I: Discovery. 1. What Did Johan Gadolin Actually Do; P. Pyykkö, O. Orama. 2. The Discovery of Cerium - a Fascinating Story; J. Trofast. 3. Carl Gustaf Mosander and His Research on Rare Earths; L. Tansjö. 4. The 50 Years Following Mosander; F. Szabadvary, C. Evans. 5. Elements No. 70, 71 and 72: Discoveries and Controversies; H. Kragh. 6. The Search for Element 61; J.A. Marinsky. Part II: Application. 7. Carl Auer von Welsbach a Pioneer in the Industrial Application of Rare Earths; E. Baumgartner. 8. The History of China's Rare Earth Industry; Wang Minggin, Dou Xuehong. 9. Rare Earth Elements in the Geological Sciences; E.G. Lidiak, W.T. Jolly. 10. Use of Lanthanum as a Tool to Delineate Calcium Mobilization Patterns in Smooth Muscle; G.B. Weiss. 11. Medical Uses of the Rare Earths; C.H. Evans. Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Rare earth metals -- History.
Rare earths -- History.