Chemical and Physical Metallurgy of Rare Earth Metals

MAT E 457/557 XE Cross Listed: M S E

Course Description

Electronic configuration, valence states, minerals, ores, beneficiation, extraction, separation, metal preparation and purification. Crystal structures, phase transformations and polymorphism, and thermochemical properties of rare earth metals. Chemical properties: inorganic and organometallic compounds, alloy chemistry, nature of the chemical bonding. Physical properties: mechanical and elastic properties, resistivity, and superconductivity. Nonmajor graduate credit.

3 credits


Instructor Contact

Vitalij K Pecharsky