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Oxidation States in the Early Actinides

Making, Stabilising and Understanding Unusual Intermediate Oxidation States in the Early Actinides

This project concentrates on the chemistry of the radioactive actinide ions used in the nuclear fuel industry, ways to identify and 'clean up' toxic wastes from the environment and methods to eliminate the need for storing high level wastes in the future

Project date: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 to Monday, March 31, 2014



Dr Louise Natrajan

My research interests lie in the area of coordination chemistry and spectroscopy of the f-elements. Current research in the group centres on the development of an understanding of the chemistry and electronic properties of the actinide ions in unusual oxidation states.

Chemicals, Metals, Materials, Spectroscopy, Evaluation, Monitoring