Dr. Atsushi Ikeda
Head Chemistry of the f-elements
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3156

Chemistry of the f-elements division



The understanding of the physical/chemical behaviour of an element in engineered or environmental systems requires fundamental knowledge of the chemistry of the relevant element. The Institute of Resource Ecology at HZDR is recognised to possess a long history in the research of nuclear-related elements, such as actinides or lanthanides, in various applied systems. In order to provide solid scientific bases for these existing research activities in applied systems as well as to explore new research fields associated with nuclear-related elements, this division “Chemistry of the f-elements” focuses on the fundamental coordination and solution chemistry of f-elements, i.e., actinides and lanthanides, as well as other nuclear-related elements, such as technetium (Tc).

Research subjects:

  • Coordination chemistry and crystallography of organometallic/inorganic compounds
  • Solution chemistry, colloid chemistry, and electrochemistry in aqueous and non-aqueous systems
  • Physical/chemical characterisation based on spectroscopy and microscopy

Experimental capability

(On-site capability in Dresden)

  • Single-crystal X-ray diffractometer
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Chemical apparatus for organic/inorganic syntheses
  • Inert glove box
  • Source of radioactive materials (e.g., Np, Pu, Am, Cm, Tc, etc.)

(External facility at the ESRF, France)

  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy at ROBL beamline

Ongoing projects

  • (will be announced soon)


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FWOF Dr. Michael Patzschke Dr. Peter Kaden Dr. Juliane März Thomas Radoske Sebastian Schöne Dr. Astrid Barkleit Claudia Wilke Dr. Harald Zänker Dr. Atsushi Ikeda


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Ikeda Dr., Atsushi801/P2493156


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Barkleit Dr., Astrid801/P2073136
Kaden Dr., Peter801/P2173209
Kloditz, Roger801/P2052011
März Dr., Juliane801/P2173209
Patzschke Dr., Michael801/P3562989
Radoske, Thomas801/P2052438
Schöne, Sebastian801/P2052438
Wilke, Claudia801/P2542251


Dr. Atsushi Ikeda
Head Chemistry of the f-elements
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3156