We conduct fundamental research in actinide chemistry, as well as develop new chemical processes for application in manufacturing and nuclear fuel cycles. We also study the coordination chemistry of lanthanides and other important fission products. (inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and radiochemistry).
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Fundamental actinide science
Left: New applications of Cl K-edge-spectroscopy quantify covalency in An-Cl bonds
Right: Pu complex where Pu-O bond is 0.01 Å longer (and 16 kcal weaker) than in the analogous U complex; a result of 5f electrons covalently bonding to N?
New techniques for handling radioactive material: Apparatus for collecting hazardous material from containment vessels