By using a DSK of the French firm Seteram, the standard enthalpies of formation of 5 tellurites and 5 tetratellurites of the
rare earths Gd, Tb, Dy, Tm and Yb were determined for the first time.
Three parallel determinations for each sample were compared. The results are very similar, which is an indication of the great
reliability of the method used and the correctness of the data obtained.