Chapter 5. Electronic and Magnetic Properties of the Lanthanides

  1. Simon Cotton

Published Online: 20 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470010088.ch5

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry

How to Cite

Cotton, S. (2006) Electronic and Magnetic Properties of the Lanthanides, in Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470010088.ch5

Author Information

  1. Uppingham School, Uppingham, Rutland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2006

Book Series:

  1. Inorganic Chemistry

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010051

Online ISBN: 9780470010082



  • lanthanide electronic and magnetic property;
  • Russell-Saunders coupling scheme;
  • orbital angular momentum quantum number;
  • luminescence spectra;
  • luminescence in lanthanide complexes;
  • neodymium laser;
  • NMR applications;
  • electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy;
  • lanthanide probes in biological systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Magnetic and Spectroscopic Properties of the Ln3+ Ions

  • Magnetic Properties of the Ln3+ Ions

  • Energy Level Diagrams for the Lanthanide Ions, and their Electronic Spectra

  • Luminescence Spectra

  • NMR Applications

  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Lanthanides as Probes in Biological Systems