20 February 2007 Systematic and material independent variation of electrical, optical, and chemical properties of Ln-materials over the Ln-series (Ln=La,Ce,Pr,..,Lu)
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A model is presented that successfully predicts electro-optical properties of Lanthanide materials, irrespective whether these materials are inorganic or organic, diluted or concentrated, metallic, semi-conducting or insulating. The model is firmly based on recent experimental data revealing that the variation in 4f and 5d energies relative to the valence band over the Ln series (La, Ce, Pr,.. ,Lu) is universal. Application to LnS and the oxides LnO, Ln2O3 and LnO2 demonstrates its potential by correctly predicting the ground state electron configuration, metallic, insulating or semi-conducting behavior, Ln ion valence state and band-gap of these model Ln systems.
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Erik van der Kolk, Erik van der Kolk, Pieter Dorenbos, Pieter Dorenbos, } "Systematic and material independent variation of electrical, optical, and chemical properties of Ln-materials over the Ln-series (Ln=La,Ce,Pr,..,Lu)", Proc. SPIE 6469, Optical Components and Materials IV, 64690G (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698975; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.698975
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