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This article concerns first principle calculations of the cohesive properties of rare earths and actinides. It deals with the contribution of the theory of electronic structure to an understanding of the properties of these elements. Chemical bonding and the physical theory of bonding in metals are both outlined. The elemental metals are discussed with details given of atomic volume, structure, bulk modulus and cohesive energy. The rare earth and actinide compounds are then described in depth.

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Authors: JOHANSSON B, University of Uppsala, Institute of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Group (SE);BROOKS M S S, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Vol. 17 - Lanthanides/Actinides : Physics-I, pp. 149-243
Record Number: 199410305 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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