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).
- 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
(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
- (will be announced soon)
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