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Aqueous U(VI) interaction with magnetic nanoparticles in a mixed flow reactor system: HR-XANES study

Pidchenko, I.; Heberling, F.; Kvashnina, K.O.; Finck, N.; Schild, D.; Bohnert, E.; Schäfer, T.; Rothe, J.; Geckeis, H.; Vitova, T.



Abstract (englisch): The redox variations and changes in local atomic environment of uranium (U) interacted with the magnetite nanoparticles were studied in a proof of principle experiment by the U L3 and M4 edges high energy resolution X-ray absorption near edge structure (HR-XANES) technique. We designed and applied a mixed flow reactor (MFR) set-up to maintain dynamic flow conditions during U-magnetite interactions. Formation of hydrolyzed, bi- and poly-nuclear U species were excluded by slow continuous injection of U(VI) (10-6 M) and pH control integrated in the MFR set-up. The applied U HR-XANES technique is more sensitive to minor changes in the U redox states and bonding compared to the conventional XANES method. Major U(VI) contribution in uranyl type of bonding is found in the magnetite nanoparticles after three days operation time of the MFR. Indications for shortening of the U-Oaxial bond length for the magnetite compared to the maghemite system are present too.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung (INE)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012086
ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-566212
KITopen ID: 1000056621
HGF-Programm 32.01.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of physics / Conference Series
Band 712
Seiten 012086/1-4
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 16th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS16), Karlsruhe, August 23-28, 2015
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