Carl Auer von Welsbach: Chemist, Inventor, Entrepreneur

This Brief documents the life, discoveries and inventions of the chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach. Particular attention is given to his pioneering work on the rare earth elements, including the discovery of four new elements, which allowed him to develop new materials, to invent new useful devices and...

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Main Authors: Adunka, Roland, Orna, Mary Virginia (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
Series:SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This Brief documents the life, discoveries and inventions of the chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach. Particular attention is given to his pioneering work on the rare earth elements, including the discovery of four new elements, which allowed him to develop new materials, to invent new useful devices and to establish major industries. From the invention of the incandescent gas mantle and first electric incandescent lamps with metal filaments to the first mass production of radium from pitchblende residues, readers will learn the story of his notable legacy to the word through the lens of his rare earths knowledge
Physical Description:IX, 140 p. 20 illus., 10 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319779058