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Crystal Field Handbook


D. J. Newman, Betty Ng, G. K. Liu, M. F. Reid, Y. Y. Yeung, K. S. Chan, Cz. Rudowicz
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  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521039369

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  • This book, first published in 2000, is based on the modern conceptual understanding of crystal fields. It provides readers with clear instructions and a set of computer programs for the phenomenological analysis of energy spectra of magnetic ions in solids. The text clarifies several issues that have historically produced confusion in this area, particularly the effects of covalency and ligand polarization on the energy spectra of magnetic ions. Readers are shown how to employ a hierarchy of parametrized models to extract as much information as possible from observed lanthanide and actinide spectra. This book of crystal field theory describes all of the available phenomenological models, together with the conceptual and computational tools necessary for their use. It will be of particular interest to graduate students and researchers working in the development of opto-electronic systems and magnetic materials.

    • Worked examples use computer programs that will be freely available on the internet
    • Contains a large and detailed bibliography
    • Self-contained, with step-by-step instructions showing, by means of worked examples, how to perform various types of data analysis
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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521039369
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.498kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 80 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Crystal field splitting mechanisms D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    2. Empirical crystal fields D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    3. Fitting crystal field parameters D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    4. Lanthanide and actinide optical spectra G. K. Liu
    5. Superposition model D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    6. Effects of electron correlation on crystal field splitting M. F. Reid and D. J. Newman
    7. Ground state splittings in S-state ions D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    8. Invariants and moments Y. Y. Yeung
    9. Semiclassical model K. S. Chan
    10. Transition intensities M. F. Reid
    Appendix 1. Point symmetry D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    Appendix 2. QBASIC programs D. J. Newman and Betty Ng
    Appendix 3. Accessible program packages Y. Y. Yeung, M. F. Reid and D. J. Newman
    Appendix 4. Computer package CST Cz. Rudowicz

  • Editors

    D. J. Newman, University of Southampton

    Betty Ng, Environment Agency, Wales


    D. J. Newman, Betty Ng, G. K. Liu, M. F. Reid, Y. Y. Yeung, K. S. Chan, Cz. Rudowicz

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