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The Magnetic Susceptibility of Europium and Samarium Amalgam

Douglas, David L. and Yost, Don M. (1950) The Magnetic Susceptibility of Europium and Samarium Amalgam. Journal of Chemical Physics, 18 (10). pp. 1418-1419. ISSN 0021-9606.

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The difficulties encountered in preparing the rare-earth metals have seriously hampered the investigation of the physical and chemical properties of these substances. By far the most extensive piece of work is that of Klemm and Bommer. These investigators prepared the metals by reducing the anhydrous trichlorides with the stoichiometric amount of potassium. We are reporting the results of some preliminary studies of the magnetochemical properties of the rare-earth amalgams. While the literature contains many references to the magnetochemical properties of amalgams, particularly those of the alkali metals, it appears that this approach to the study of the rare-earth metals has been overlooked. Samarium and europium were chosen as the first objects of study because of the considerable theoretical importance attaching to their position near the middle of the lanthanide series.

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Additional Information:© 1950 American Institute of Physics. We wish to express our appreciation for a loan of some europium by Mrs. Ethel Terry McCoy. We are also grateful to the Research Corporation for a grant which aided, in part, the work reported here. The senior author (D.L.D.) is indebted to the United States Rubber Company for financial assistance in the form of a fellowship for the year 1949-50.
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