Foto: Programm Nukleare Entsorgung und Sicherheit ©Copyright: BengsNuclear Waste Management

Energy > Nuclear Waste Management and Safety as well as Radiation Research - All Topics

Foto: Geo PET ©Copyright: HZDR/André KünzelmannScientists around the globe continue to address the question of how safe nuclear waste repositories can be established. The high significance of this research was also specified in the Federal Government’s 6th Energy Research Program. The research conducted by the HZDR scientists is designed to protect people and the environment from the hazards associated with radioactivity entering into the bio and geosphere. In order to predict precisely the possible dispersion of radionuclides in the environment and at potential nuclear waste repository sites, researchers need to know much more about these highly complex processes.

For example, it is a particular challenge to improve the understanding and knowledge of the biologically influenced transportation of long-lived radionuclides in the geosphere and their behavior in such diverse biosystems as bacteria, plants or the human organism. This is the only way to avoid environmental hazards and health risks. The following questions are of primary interest in this context: What happens at the interface of bio- and geosystems? How do radionuclides behave in diverse biosystems? When do they enter the food chain? The scientists seek to answer these and other questions to meet their objective: Making better predictions on the safety of potential nuclear waste repository sites.

The quality of these predictions for nuclear waste repositories essentially depends on the availability of the necessary data. That is why the HZDR researchers are partners in the THEREDA project which fosters and promotes the creation of a comprehensive, quality-assured data bank for potential nuclear waste repository sites.


  • Better understanding of the processes for the long-term safety analysis of nuclear repositories in deep geological formations
  • Developing new equipment systems to gain a better understanding of the processes for dispersing radionuclides in the bio- and geosystems at the molecular and cellular level
  • Determination of data for the long-term safety analysis of nuclear repositories

Press Releases

Involved HZDR institutes




  • Scheibe, B.; Patzschke, M.; März, J. et al.
    A Molecular Octafluoridoneptunate(IV) anion in (NH₄)₄[NpF₈] and Theoretical Investigations of the [MF₈]₄-System (M = Th - Bk)
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 39(2020), 3753-3759 (10.1002/ejic.202000565)
  • Henfling, S.; Kempt, R.; Klose, J. et al.
    The dithiol-dithione tautomerism of 2,3-pyrazinedithiol in the synthesis of copper and silver coordination compounds
    Inorganic Chemistry (2020) (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02203)
  • Trindade Pedrosa, E.; Fischer, C.; Morales, L. F. et al.
    Influence of chemical zoning on sandstone calcite cement dissolution: The case of manganese and iron
    Chemical Geology 559(2020), 119952 (10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119952)
  • Belskaya, O. B.; Zaikovskii, V. I.; Gulyaeva, T. I. et al.
    The effect of Pd(II) chloride complexes anchoring on the formation and properties of Pd/MgAlOx catalysts
    Journal of Catalysis 392(2020), 108-118 (10.1016/j.jcat.2020.09.021)
  • Berardi, S.; Kesavan, J. K.; Amidani, L. et al.
    Better Together: Ilmenite/Hematite Junctions for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation
    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12(2020)42, 47435-47446 (10.1021/acsami.0c12275)
  • Griebsch, A.; Matschiavelli, N.; Lewandowska, S. et al.
    Presence of Bradyrhizobium sp. under continental conditions in Central Europe
    Agriculture 10(2020)10, 446 (10.3390/agriculture10100446)
  • Kloditz, R.; Fichter, S.; Kaufmann, S. et al.
    Series of Tetravalent Actinide Amidinates: Structure Determination and Bonding Analysis.
    Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)21, 15670-15680 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01969)
  • Bacic, V.; Heine, T.; Kuc, A. B.
    Analytical Approach to Phonon Calculations in the SCC-DFTB Framework
    Journal of Chemical Physics 153(2020), 144109 (10.1063/5.0023666)
  • Heidsiek, M.; Butscher, C.; Blum, P. et al.
    Small-scale diagenetic facies heterogeneity controls porosity and permeability pattern in reservoir sandstones
    Environmental Earth Sciences 79(2020), 425 (10.1007/s12665-020-09168-z)
  • Monico, L.; Cotte, M.; Vanmeert, F. et al.
    Damages induced by synchrotron radiation-based X-ray microanalysis in chrome yellow paints and related Cr-compounds: assessment, quantification and mitigation strategies
    Analytical Chemistry 92(2020)20, 14164-14173 (10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03251)
  • Martin, A.; Hassan-Loni, Y.; Fichtner, A. et al.
    An integrated approach combining soil profile, records and tree ring analysis to identify the origin of environmental contamination in a former uranium mine (Rophin, France)
    Science of the Total Environment 747(2020), 141295 (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141295)
  • Kretzschmar, J.; Tsushima, S.; Drobot, B. et al.
    Trimeric uranyl(VI)–citrate forms Na+, Ca2+, and La3+ sandwich complexes in aqueous solution
    Chemical Communications 56(2020), 13133-13136 (10.1039/D0CC05460G)
  • Liu, J.; Zhou, Y.; She, J. et al.
    Quantitative isotopic fingerprinting of thallium associated with potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in fluvial sediment cores with multiple anthropogenic sources
    Environmental Pollution 266(2020), 115252 (10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115252)
  • Trigub, A. L.; Trofimov, N. D.; Tagirov, B. R. et al.
    Probing the local atomic structure of In and Cu in sphalerite by XAS spectroscopy enhanced by reverse Monte-Carlo algorithm
    Minerals 10(2020)10, 841 (10.3390/min10100841)
  • Boulanger, N.; Kuzenkova, A. S.; Iakunkov, A. et al.
    Enhanced Sorption of Radionuclides by Defect-Rich Graphene Oxide
    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12(2020)40, 45122-45135 (10.1021/acsami.0c11122)
  • Trofimov, N. D.; Trigub, A. L.; Tagirov, B. R. et al.
    The state of trace elements (In, Cu, Ag) in sphalerite studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy of synthetic minerals
    Minerals 10(2020)7, 640 (10.3390/min10070640)
  • Robba, A.; Barchasza, C.; Bučar, K. et al.
    Fingerprinting mean composition of lithium polysulfide standard solutions by applying high energy resolution fluorescence detected X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11(2020), 5446-5450 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01120)
  • Wulf, T.; Heine, T.
    Small Crown-Ether Complexes as Molecular Models for Dihydrogen Adsorption in Undercoordinated Extraframework Cations in Zeolites
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124(2020)17, 9409-9415 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02815)
  • An, Y.; Faria Oliveira, A.; Brumme, T. et al.
    Stone-Wales defects cause high proton permeability and isotope selectivity of single-layer graphene
    Advanced Materials 32(2020)37, 2002442 (10.1002/adma.202002442)
  • Joos, J. J.; Korthout, K.; Amidani, L. et al.
    Identification of Dy³⁺ /Dy²⁺ as electron trap in persistent phosphors
    Physical Review Letters 125(2020), 033001 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.033001)
  • Joos, J.; van der Heggen, D.; Martin, L. et al.
    Broadband Infrared LEDs based on Europium-To-Terbium Charge Transfer Luminescence
    Nature Communications 11(2020)1, 3647 (10.1038/s41467-020-17469-x)
  • Maiwald, M. M.; Müller, K.; Heim, K. et al.
    Determination of thermodynamic functions and structural parameters of NpO2+ lactate complexes
    New Journal of Chemistry 44(2020)39, 17033-17046 (10.1039/d0nj04291a)
  • Fichter, S.; Kaufmann, S.; Kaden, P. et al.
    Enantiomerically pure Tetravalent Neptunium Amidinates: Synthesis and Characterization
    Chemistry - A European Journal 26(2020)41, 8867-8870 (10.1002/chem.202001865)
  • Pelli Cresi, J.; Znaiguia, R.; Carlà, F. et al.
    Structure of Reduced Cerium Oxide Ultrathin films on Pt(111): Local Atomic Environment and Long-range Order
    Advanced Materials Interfaces 7(2020)18, 2000737 (10.1002/admi.202000737)
  • Scheibe, B.; März, J.; Schmidt, M. et al.
    Synthesis and crystal structures of transition metal(II) fluoridometallate(IV) hydrates of neptunium and plutonium: AIIMIVF₆∙3H₂O (AII = Mn, Zn; MIV = Np, Pu)
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 23(2020), 2279-2284 (10.1002/ejic.202000298)
  • Hennig, T.; Stockmann, M.; Kühn, M.
    Simulation of diffusive uranium transport and sorption processes in the Opalinus Clay
    Applied Geochemistry 123(2020), 104777 (10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104777)
  • Prieur, D.; Bonani, W.; Popa, K. et al.
    Size Dependence of Lattice Parameter and Electronic Structure in CeO2 Nanoparticles
    Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)8, 5760-5767 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00506)
  • Leinders, G.; Bes, R.; Kvashnina, K. et al.
    Local Structure in U(IV) and U(V) Environments: The Case of U3O7
    Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)7, 4576-4587 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03702)
  • Amidani, L.; Vaughan, G. B. M.; Plakhova, T. V. et al.
    The application of HEXS and HERFD XANES for accurate structural characterization of actinide nanomaterials: application to ThO₂.
    Chemistry - A European Journal (2020) (10.1002/chem.202003360)
  • Inoue, T.; Kazama, H.; Tsushima, S. et al.
    Essential Role of Heterocyclic Structure of N-Alkylated 2-Pyrrolidone Derivatives for Recycling Uranium from Spent Nuclear Fuels
    Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 93(2020)7, 846-853 (10.1246/bcsj.20200061)
  • Epifano, E.; Vauchy, R.; Lebreton, R. et al.
    On the O-rich domain of the U-Am-O phase diagram
    Journal of Nuclear Materials 531(2020)1, 151986 (10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.151986)
  • Fischer, C.; Arvidson, R. S.
    Preface of a special issue of the American Journal of Science
    American Journal of Science 320(2020)1, 3-6 (10.2475/01.2020.01)
  • Kahl, W.-A.; Yuan, T.; Bollermann, T. et al.
    Crystal surface reactivity analysis using a combined approach of X-ray micro-computed tomography and vertical scanning interferometry
    American Journal of Science 320(2020), 27-52 (10.2475/01.2020.03)
  • Traxler, L.; Wollenberg, A.; Steinhauser, G. et al.
    Survival of the basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune in soil under hostile environmental conditions in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 403(2020)5, 124002 (10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124002)
  • Demnitz, M.; Hilpmann, S.; Lösch, H. et al.
    Temperature-dependent luminescence spectroscopic investigations of U(VI) complexation with the halides F- and Cl-
    Dalton Transactions 49(2020), 7109-7122 (10.1039/D0DT00646G)
  • Eibl, M.; Shaw, S.; Prieur, D. et al.
    Understanding the local structure of Eu3+ and Y3+ stabilized zirconia – Insights from luminescence and X–ray absorption spectroscopic investigations
    Journal of Materials Science 55(2020), 10095-10120 (10.1007/s10853-020-04768-3)
  • Springer, M.; Liu, T.-J.; Kuc, A. B. et al.
    Topological Two-Dimensional Polymers
    Chemical Society Reviews 49(2020)7, 2007-2019 (10.1039/c9cs00893d)
  • Qiu, C.; Chen, W.; Schmidt, M. et al.
    Selective Adsorption of Pb(II) on an Annealed Hematite (1-102) Surface: Evidence from Crystal Truncation Rod X-ray Diffraction and Density Functional Theory
    Environmental Science & Technology 54(2020)11, 6651-6660 (10.1021/acs.est.0c00060)
  • Kowalski, P. M.; Lange, S.; Deissmann, G. et al.
    Modeling of Nuclear Waste Forms: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives
    MRS Advances 5(2020), 213-222 (10.1557/adv.2020.38)
  • Kéri, A.; Dähn, R.; Marques Fernandes, M. et al.
    Iron adsorption on clays inferred from atomistic simulations and XAS spectroscopy
    Environmental Science and Technology 54(2020), 11886-11893 (10.1021/acs.est.9b07962)
  • Wyżga, P.; Veremchuk, I.; Bobnar, M. et al.
    Ternary MIn2S4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) thiospinels - crystal structure and thermoelectric properties
    Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 646(2020)14, 1091-1098 (10.1002/zaac.202000014)
  • Takao, K.; März, J.; Matsuoka, M. et al.
    Crystallization of colourless hexanitratoneptunate(IV) with anhydrous H+ countercations trapped into hydrogen bond polymer with diamide linkers
    RSC Advances 10(2020), 6082-6087 (10.1039/C9RA10090C)
  • Kieffer, J.; Vals, V.; Blanc, N. et al.
    New tools for calibrating diffraction setups
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 27(2020), 558-566 (10.1107/S1600577520000776)
  • Kempt, R.; Kuc, A. B.; Heine, T.
    Two-Dimensional Noble-Metal Dichalcogenides and Phosphochalcogenides
    Angewandte Chemie - International Edition (2020) (10.1002/anie.201914886)
  • Estevenon, P.; Kaczmarek, T.; Rafiuddin, M. R. et al.
    Soft hydrothermal synthesis of hafnon, HfSiO4
    Crystal Growth & Design 20(2020)3, 1820-1828 (10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01546)
  • Mayordomo Herranz, N.; Rodriguez Hernandez, D. M.; Schild, D. et al.
    Technetium retention by gamma alumina nanoparticles and the effect of sorbed Fe²⁺
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 833(2020), 122066 (10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122066)
  • Rodriguez Hernandez, D. M.; Mayordomo Herranz, N.; Scheinost, A. et al.
    New insights into 99Tc(VII) removal by pyrite: A spectroscopic approach
    Environmental Science & Technology 54(2020)5, 2678-2687 (10.1021/acs.est.9b05341)
  • Juhin, A.; Collins, S. P.; Joly, Y. et al.
    Measurement of f orbital hybridization in rare earths through electric dipole-octupole interference in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
    Physical Review Materials 3(2019), 120801(R) (10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.120801)
  • Pan, Z.; Bártová, B.; Lagrange, T. et al.
    Nanoscale mechanism of UO2 formation through uranium reduction by magnetite
    Nature Communications 11(2020)1, 4001 (10.1038/s41467-020-17795-0)
  • Yuan, T.; Wei, C.; Zhang, C.-S. et al.
    A numerical simulator for modeling the coupling processes of subsurface fluid flow and reactive transport processes in fractured carbonate rocks
    Water 11(2019), 1957 (10.3390/w11101957)
  • Ehrling, S.; Senkovska, I.; Bon, V. et al.
    Crystal size versus paddle wheel deformability: selective gated adsorption transitions of the switchable metal–organic frameworks DUT-8(Co) and DUT-8(Ni)
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7(2019), 21459-21475 (10.1039/c9ta06781g)
  • Kuc, A. B.; Springer, M.; Batra, K. et al.
    Proximity effect in crystalline framework materials: stacking-induced functionality in MOFs and COFs
    Advanced Functional Materials 30(2020)41, 1908004 (10.1002/adfm.201908004)
  • Moll, H.; Lehmann, F.; Raff, J.
    Interaction of curium(III) with surface-layer proteins from Lysinibacillus sphaericus JG-A12
    Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 190(2020), 110950 (10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.110950)
  • Rybkin, I.; Gorin, D.; Sukhorukov, G. et al.
    Thickness of polyelectrolyte layers of separately confined bacteria alters key physiological parameters on a single cell level
    Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7(2019), 378 (10.3389/fbioe.2019.00378)
  • Kazama, H.; Tsushima, S.; Takao, K.
    Crystallization of Anhydrous Proton from Acidic Aqueous Solution with Diamide Building Block
    Crystal Growth & Design 19(2019)11, 6048-6052 (10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01214)
  • Kumar, A.; Naumenko, D.; Rossi, G. et al.
    The effect of long-range order on intermolecular interactions in organic semiconductors: zinc octaethyl porphyrin molecular thin film model systems.
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)41, 22966-22975 (10.1039/c9cp00954j)
  • Bauters, S.; Scheinost, A.; Schmeide, K. et al.
    Signatures of Technetium Oxidation States: A New Approach
    Chemical Communications 56(2020)67, 9608-9611 (10.1039/D0CC03905E)
  • Bonato, L.; Virot, M.; Dumas, T. et al.
    Probing the Local Structure of Nanoscaled Actinide Oxides: A Comparison between PuO2 and ThO2 Nanoparticles Rules out PuO2+x Hypothesis
    Nanoscale Advances 2(2020)1, 214-224 (10.1039/C9NA00662A)
  • Karimzadeh, L.; Lippold, H.; Stockmann, M. et al.
    Effect of DTPA on europium sorption onto quartz – Batch sorption experiments and surface complexation modeling
    Chemosphere 239(2020), 124771 (10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124771)
  • Lösch, H.; Raiwa, M.; Jordan, N. et al.
    Temperature‒dependent luminescence spectroscopic and mass spectrometric investigations of U(VI) complexation with aqueous silicates in the acidic pH‒range
    Environment International 135(2020), 105425 (10.1016/j.envint.2019.105425)
  • Alam, F.; Wegner, K. D.; Pouget, S. et al.
    Eu2+: a suitable substituent for Pb2+ in CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals?
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 151(2019), 231101 (10.1063/1.5126473)
  • Epifano, E.; Prieur, D.; Martin, P. M. et al.
    Melting behaviour of uranium-americium mixed oxides under different atmospheres
    The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 140(2020), 105896 (10.1016/j.jct.2019.105896)
  • Gerber, E.; Romanchuk, A.; Pidchenko, I. et al.
    The missing pieces of the PuO2 nanoparticles puzzle
    Nanoscale 12(2020)35, 18039-18048 (10.1039/d0nr03767b)
  • Kvashnina, K.; Romanchuk, A.; Pidchenko, I. et al.
    A novel metastable pentavalent plutonium solid phase on the pathway from aqueous Pu(VI) to PuO2 nanoparticles
    Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 58(2019)49, 17558-17562 (10.1002/anie.201911637)
  • Pidchenko, I.; Bauters, S.; Sinenko, I. et al.
    A multi-technique study of altered granitic rock from the Krunkelbach Valley uranium deposit, Southern Germany
    RSC Advances 10(2020), 25529-25539 (10.1039/D0RA03375H)
  • Tsushima, S.
    Lanthanide–induced conformational change of methanol dehydrogenase involving coordination change of cofactor pyrroloquinoline quinone
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019), 21979-21983 (10.1039/C9CP03953H)
  • Povedano-Priego, C.; Jroundi, F.; Lopez Fernandez, M. et al.
    Shifts in bentonite bacterial community and mineralogy in response to uranium and glycerol-2-phosphate exposure
    Science of the Total Environment 692(2019), 219-232 (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.228)
  • Lopez Fernandez, M.; Broman, E.; Simone, D. et al.
    Statistical Analysis of Community RNA Transcripts between Organic Carbon and Geogas-Fed Continental Deep Biosphere Groundwaters
    mBio 10(2019)4, e01470-19 (10.1128/mBio.01470-19)
  • Winde, F.; Geipel, G.; Espina, C. et al.
    Human exposure to uranium in South African gold mining areas using barber-based hair sampling
    PLOS ONE 14(2019)6, e0219059 (10.1371/journal.pone.0219059)
  • Kiani, M.; Du, N.; Vogel, M. et al.
    P-N Junction-Based Si Biochips with Ring Electrodes for Novel Biosensing Applications
    Biosensors 9(2019)4, 120 (10.3390/bios9040120)
  • Pedrosa, E. P.; Kurganskaya, I.; Fischer, C. et al.
    A Statistical Approach for Analysis of Dissolution Rates Including Surface Morphology
    Minerals 2019(2019)9 (10.3390/min9080458)
  • Ramzan, M. S.; Bacic, V.; Jing, Y. et al.
    Electronic Properties of a New Family of Layered Materials from Groups 14-15: First-Principles Simulations
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019), 25470-25476 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07068)
  • Cametti, G.; Scheinost, A. C.; Churakov, S. V.
    Structural modifications and thermal stability of Cd2+ -exchanged stellerite, a zeolite with STI framework-type
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019), 25236-25245 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07297)
  • Yuan, L.; Zheng, B.; Kunstmann, J. et al.
    Twist-angle-dependent interlayer exciton diffusion in WS2–WSe2 heterobilayers
    Nature Materials 19(2020), 617-623 (10.1038/s41563-020-0670-3)
  • Lehmann, S.; Foerstendorf, H.; Zimmermann, T. et al.
    Thermodynamic and structural aspects of the aqueous uranium(IV) system – hydrolysis vs. sulfate complexation
    Dalton Transactions 48(2019), 17898-17907 (10.1039/C9DT02886B)
  • Herzog, S. D.; Kvashnina, K.; Persson, P. et al.
    Organic Iron Complexes Enhance Iron Transport Capacity along Estuarine Salinity Gradients
    Biogeosciences 17(2020)2, 331-344 (10.5194/bg-2019-234)
  • Cristino, V.; Pasti, L.; Marchetti, N. et al.
    Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of emerging contaminants at WO₃/BiVO₄ photoanodes in aqueous solution
    Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 18(2019)19, 2150-2163 (10.1039/c9pp00043g)
  • Doronkin, D. E.; Benzi, F.; Zheng, L. et al.
    NH₃‑SCR over V−W/TiO₂ Investigated by Operando X‑ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019), 14338-14349 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00804)
  • Tamain, C.; Bonato, L.; Aupiais, J. et al.
    Role of the hydroxo group in the coordination of citric acid toward trivalent americium
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2020)4, 1331-1344 (10.1002/ejic.202000124)
  • Ghosh, S.; Nakada, A.; Springer, M. et al.
    Identification of Prime Factors to Maximize the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution of Covalent Organic Frameworks
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 142(2020)21, 9752-9762 (10.1021/jacs.0c02633)
  • Baranowski, M.; Zelewski, S. J.; Kepenekian, M. et al.
    Phase Transition Induced Carrier Mass Enhancement in 2D Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskites
    ACS Energy Letters 4(2019), 2386 (10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01435)
  • Kumar, S.; Creff, G.; Hennig, C. et al.
    How do actinyls interact with hyperphosphorylated yolk protein Phosvitin ?
    Chemistry - A European Journal 25(2019), 12332-12341 (10.1002/chem.201902015)
  • Erenburg, S. B.; Trubina, S. V.; Zvereva, A. et al.
    XAFS Spectroscopy Study of Microstructure and Electronic Structure of Heterosystems Containing Si/GeMn Quantum Dots
    Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 128(2019), 303-311 (10.1134/S1063776119020067)
  • Yu, C.; Drake, H.; Lopez Fernandez, M. et al.
    Micro-scale isotopic variability of low-temperature pyrite in fractured crystalline bedrock ― A large Fe isotope fractionation between Fe(II)aq/pyrite and absence of Fe-S isotope co-variation
    Chemical Geology 522(2019), 192-207 (10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.05.026)
  • Höllriegl, V.; Barkleit, A.; Spielmann, V. et al.
    Measurement, model prediction and uncertainty quantification of plasma clearance of cerium citrate in humans
    Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 59(2020), 121-130 (10.1007/s00411-019-00823-z)
  • Besold, J.; Eberle, A.; Noël, V. et al.
    Antimonite binding to natural organic matter: Spectroscopic evidence from a mine water impacted peatland
    Environmental Science & Technology 53(2019), 10782-10802 (10.1021/acs.est.9b03924)
  • Liu, J.; Wei, X.; Zhou, Y. et al.
    Thallium contamination, health risk assessment and source apportionment in common vegetables
    Science of the Total Environment 703(2020), 135547 (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135547)
  • Back, M.; Ueda, J.; Xu, J. et al.
    Uncovering the Origin of the Emitting States in Bi³⁺-Activated CaMO₃ (M=Zr, Sn, Ti) Perovskites: Metal-to-Metal Charge Transfer versus s-p Transitions
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)23, 14677-14688 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03940)
  • Dumas, T.; Fellhauer, D.; Schild, D. et al.
    Plutonium retention mechanisms by magnetite under anoxic conditions: Entrapment versus sorption
    ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3(2019)10, 2197-2206 (10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00147)
  • Bahmani, M.; Faghihnasiri, M.; Lorke, M. et al.
    Electronic Properties of Defective MoS2 Monolayers Subject to Mechanical Deformations: A First-Principles Approach
    Physica Status Solidi (B) 257(2020)5, 1900541 (10.1002/pssb.201900541)
  • Plakhova, T.; Romanchuk, A.; Lykhosherstova, D. et al.
    Size effects in nanocrystalline thoria
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)37, 23167-23176 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04379)
  • Kuzenkova, A.; Romanchuk, A.; Trigub, A. et al.
    New insights into the mechanism of graphene oxide and radionuclide interaction through vacancy defects
    Carbon 158(2020), 291-302 (10.1016/j.carbon.2019.10.003)
  • Bonato, L.; Virot, M.; Dumas, T. et al.
    Deciphering the Crystal Structure of a Scarce 1D Polymeric Thorium Peroxo Sulfate
    Chemistry - A European Journal 25(2019)41, 9580-9585 (10.1002/chem.201901426)
  • Wyżga, P.; Veremchuk, I.; Himcinshi, C. et al.
    Indium thiospinel In1-xxIn2S4 – structural characterization and thermoelectric properties
    Dalton Transactions 48(2019), 8350-8360 (10.1039/c9dt00890j)
  • Zuñiga-Puelles, E.; Cardoso-Gil, R.; Bobnar, M. et al.
    Structural stability and thermoelectric performance of high quality synthetic and natural pyrites (FeS2)
    Dalton Transactions 48(2019), 10703-10713 (10.1039/c9dt01902b)
  • Flipo, S.; Kohut, M.; Roth, F. et al.
    CeMo2B5: a new type of arrangement of puckered boron hexagonal rings
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2019)31, 3572-3580 (10.1002/ejic.201900411)
  • Hoyer, E.; Knöppel, J.; Liebmann, M. et al.
    Calcium binding to a disordered domain of a type III-secreted protein from a coral pathogen promotes secondary structure formation and catalytic activity
    Scientific Reports 9(2019), 7115 (10.1038/s41598-019-42898-0)
  • Moll, H.; Sachs, S.; Geipel, G.
    Plant cell (Brassica napus) response on europium(III) and uranium(VI) exposure
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27(2020), 32048-32061 (10.1007/s11356-020-09525-2)
  • Rammelt, T.; Kuc, A.; Böhm, J. et al.
    Nature and Surface Interactions of Sulfur-Containing Deposits on V2O5-WO3/TiO2- Catalysts for SCR-DeNOx
    Emission Control Science and Technology 5(2019), 297-306 (10.1007/s40825-019-00142-1)
  • Gao, D.; Sinev, I.; Scholten, F. et al.
    Selective CO2 Electroreduction to Ethylene and Multicarbon Alcohols via Electrolyte-Driven Nanostructuring
    Angewandte Chemie 131(2019)47, 17203-17209 (10.1002/ange.201910155)
  • Yuan, K.; Bracco, J. N.; Schmidt, M. et al.
    Effect of Anions on the Changes in the Structure and Adsorption Mechanism of Zirconium Species at the Muscovite (001) – Water Interface
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)27, 16699-16710 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02894)
  • Rothe, J.; Altmaier, M.; Dagan, R. et al.
    Fifteen Years of Radionuclide Research at the KIT Synchrotron Source in the Context of the Nuclear Waste Disposal Safety Case
    Geosciences 9(2019)2, 91 (10.3390/geosciences9020091)
  • Pushkarev, R.; Fainer, N.; Kirienko, V. et al.
    SiCxNy:Fe films as a tunable ferromagnetic material with tailored conductivity
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7(2019), 4250-4258 (10.1039/C9TC00299E)
  • Haldar, R.; Batra, K.; Marschner, S. M. et al.
    Bridging the Green Gap: Metal–Organic Framework Heteromultilayers Assembled from Porphyrinic Linkers Identified by Using Computational Screening
    Chemistry - A European Journal 25(2019)33, 7847-7851 (10.1002/chem.201901585)
  • Fischer, S.; Krause, T.; Lederer, F. et al.
    Bacillus safensis JG-B5T affects the fate of selenium by extracellular production of colloidally less stable nanoparticles
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 384(2020), 121146 (10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121146)
  • Mashita, T.; Tsushima, S.; Takao, K.
    Photocatalytic Oxygenation of Cyclohexene Initiated by Excitation of [UO2(OPCyPh2)4]2+ under Visible Light
    ACS Omega 4(2019)4, 7194-7199 (10.1021/acsomega.9b00635)
  • Brinkmann, H.; Patzschke, M.; Kaden, P. et al.
    Complex formation between UO22+ and α-isosaccharinic acid: insights on a molecular level
    Dalton Transactions 48(2019), 13440-13457 (10.1039/C9DT01080G)
  • Kretzschmar, J.; Strobel, A.; Haubitz, T. et al.
    Uranium(VI) Complexes of Glutathione Disulfide Forming in Aqueous Solution
    Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)7, 4244-4254 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02921)
  • Amidani, L.; Plakhova, T. V.; Romanchuk, A. Y. et al.
    Understanding the size effects on the electronic structure of ThO2 nanoparticles
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)20, 10635-10643 (10.1039/C9CP01283D)
  • Zelewski, S. J.; Urban, J. M.; Surrente, A. et al.
    Revealing the Nature of Photoluminescence Emission in Metal-Halide Double Perovskites
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7(2019)27, 8350-8356 (10.1039/C9TC02402F)
  • Heller, A.; Barkleit, A.; Bok, F. et al.
    Effect of four lanthanides onto the viability of two mammalian kidney cell lines
    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 173(2019), 469-481 (10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.02.013)
  • Cametti, G.; Scheinost, A. C.; Giordani, M. et al.
    Framework modifications and dehydration path of a Ag+-modified, STI-type zeolite
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)22, 13651-13663 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01976)
  • Götzke, L.; Schaper, G.; März, J. et al.
    Coordination chemistry of f-block metal ions with ligands bearing bio-relevant functional groups
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews 386(2019), 267-309 (10.1016/j.ccr.2019.01.006)
  • Jing, Y.; Heine, T.
    Two-Dimensional Kagome Lattices Made of Hetero Triangulenes Are Dirac Semimetals or Single-Band Semiconductors
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 141(2019)2, 743-747 (10.1021/jacs.8b09900)
  • Hennig, C.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Radoske, T. et al.
    A new single crystal diffractometer at BM20/ESRF
    Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Supplement 39(2019), S16-04
  • Molodtsov, K.; Schymura, S.; Rothe, J. et al.
    Sorption of Eu(III) on Eibenstock granite studied by µTRLFS: A novel spatially-resolved luminescence-spectroscopic technique
    Scientific Reports 9(2019), 6287 (10.1038/s41598-019-42664-2)
  • Bollermann, T.; Fischer, C.
    Temporal evolution of dissolution kinetics of polycrystalline calcite
    American Journal of Science 320(2020), 53-71 (10.2475/01.2020.04)
  • Besold, J.; Kumar, N.; Scheinost, A. C. et al.
    Antimonite complexation with thiol and carboxyl/phenol groups of particulate organic matter
    Environmental Science & Technology 53(2019), 5005-5015 (10.1021/acs.est.9b00495)
  • Thommen, A.; Werner, S.; Frank, O. et al.
    Body size-dependent energy storage causes Kleiber’s law scaling of the metabolic rate in planarians
    eLife 8(2019), e38187 (10.7554/eLife.38187)
  • Schöne, S.; März, J.; Stumpf, T. et al.
    Mixed-valent neptunium oligomer complexes based on cation-cation interactions
    Dalton Transactions 48(2019), 6700-6703 (10.1039/c9dt01056d)
  • Philipp, T.; Shams Aldin Azzam, S.; Rossberg, A. et al.
    U(VI) sorption on Ca-bentonite at (hyper)alkaline conditions – Spectroscopic investigations of retention mechanisms
    Science of the Total Environment 676(2019), 469-481 (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.274)
  • Matschiavelli, N.; Kluge, S.; Podlech, C. et al.
    The year-long development of microorganisms in uncompacted Bavarian bentonite slurries at 30 °C and 60 °C
    Environmental Science & Technology 53(2019)17, 10514-10524 (10.1021/acs.est.9b02670)
  • Lee, S. S.; Schmidt, M.; Sturchio, N. C. et al.
    Effect of pH on the Formation of Gibbsite-Layer Films at the Muscovite (001)−Water Interface
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)11, 6560-6571 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12122)
  • Taube, F.; Drobot, B.; Roßberg, A. et al.
    Thermodynamic and structural studies on the Ln(III)/An(III) malate complexation
    Inorganic Chemistry 58(2019), 368-381 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02474)
  • Younes, A.; Creff, G.; Beccia, M. R. et al.
    Is hydroxypyridonate 3,4,3‐LI(1,2‐HOPO) a good competitor of fetuin for uranyl metabolism?
    Metallomics 11(2019), 496-507 (10.1039/c8mt00272j)
  • Belskaya, O. B.; Stepanova, L. N.; Nizovskii, A. I. et al.
    The Effect of Tin on the Formation and Properties of Pt/MgAl(Sn)Ox Catalysts for Dehydrogenation of Alkanes
    Catalysis Today 329(2019), 187-196 (10.1016/j.cattod.2018.11.081)
  • An, Y.; Kuc, A. B.; Petkov, P. et al.
    On the Chemistry and Diffusion of Hydrogen in the Interstitial Space of Layered Crystals h‐BN, MoS2, and Graphite
    Small 15(2019)43, 1901722 (10.1002/smll.201901722)
  • Liu, J.; Luo, X.; Sun, Y. et al.
    Thallium pollution in China and removal technologies for waters: A review
    Environment International 126(2019), 771-790 (10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.076)
  • Liu, J.; Ren, S.; Zhou, Y. et al.
    High contamination risks of thallium and associated metal(loid)s in fluvial sediments from a steel-making area and implications for environmental management
    Journal of Environmental Management 250(2019), 109513 (10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109513)
  • Wolter, J.-M.; Schmeide, K.; Huittinen, N. M. et al.
    Cm(III) retention by calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel and secondary alteration phases in carbonate solutions with high ionic strength: A site-selective TRLFS study
    Scientific Reports 9(2019), 14255 (10.1038/s41598-019-50402-x)
  • Zibouche, N.; Philipsen, P.; Kuc, A.
    Strong Variation Of Electronic Properties Of MoS2 And WS2 Nanotubes In Presence Of External Electric Fields
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)6, 3892-3899 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11411)
  • Eibl, M.; Virtanen, S.; Pischel, F. et al.
    A spectroscopic study of trivalent cation (Cm3+ and Eu3+) sorption on monoclinic zirconia (ZrO2)
    Applied Surface Science 487(2019), 1316-1328 (10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.05.012)
  • Daniels, N.; Franzen, C.; Kvashnina, K. et al.
    Application of Layered Double Hydroxides for 99Tc remediation
    Applied Clay Science 176(2019), 1-10 (10.1016/j.clay.2019.04.006)
  • Lüttge, A.; Arvidson, R. S.; Fischer, C. et al.
    Kinetic concepts for quantitative prediction of fluid-solid interactions
    Chemical Geology 504(2019), 216-235 (10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.016)
  • Mayordomo, N.; Alonso, U.; Missana, T.
    Effects of gamma-alumina nanoparticles on strontium sorption in smectite: additive model approach
    Applied Geochemistry 100(2019), 121-130 (10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.11.012)
  • Bader, M.; Moll, H.; Steudtner, R. et al.
    Association of Eu(III) and Cm(III) onto an extremely halophilic archaeon
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26(2019), 9352-9364 (10.1007/s11356-019-04165-7)
  • Ji, Y.; Kowalski, P. M.; Kegler, P. et al.
    Rare-Earth orthophosphates from atomistic simulations
    Frontiers in Chemistry 7(2019), 197 (10.3389/fchem.2019.00197)
  • Bachran, M.; Kluge, S.; Lopez-Fernandez, M. et al.
    Microbial diversity in an arid, naturally saline environment
    Microbial Ecology 78(2019)2, 494-505 (10.1007/s00248-018-1301-2)
  • Rossberg, A.; Abe, T.; Okuwaki, K. et al.
    Destabilization of DNA through interstrand crosslinking by UO22+
    Chemical Communications 55(2019), 2015-2018 (10.1039/C8CC09329F)
  • Takao, K.; Kazama, H.; Ikeda, Y. et al.
    Crystal Structure of Regularly Th-Symmetric [U(NO3)6]2− Salts with Hydrogen Bond Polymers of Diamide Building Blocks
    Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 58(2019), 240-243 (10.1002/anie.201811731)
  • Takao, K.; Kazama, H.; Ikeda, Y. et al.
    Crystal Structure of Regularly Th-Symmetric [U(NO3)6]2− Salts with Hydrogen Bond Polymers of Diamide Building Blocks
    Angewandte Chemie 131(2019), 246-249 (10.1002/ange.201811731)
  • Petkov, P. S.; Bon, V.; Hobday, C. L. et al.
    Conformational isomerism controls collective flexibility in metal-organic framework DUT-8(Ni)
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)2, 674-680 (10.1039/C8CP06600K)
  • Zänker, H.; Heine, K.; Weiss, S. et al.
    Strong Uranium(VI) Binding onto Bovine Milk Proteins, Selected Protein Sequences and Model Peptides
    Inorganic Chemistry 58(2019), 4173-4189 (10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b03231)
  • Epifano, E.; Naji, M.; Manara, D. et al.
    Extreme multi-valence states in mixed actinide oxides
    Communications Chemistry 2(2019), 59 (10.1038/s42004-019-0161-0)
  • Lösch, H.; Hirsch, A.; Holthausen, J. et al.
    A spectroscopic investigation of Eu3+ incorporation in LnPO4 (Ln = Tb, Gd1–xLux, x = 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1) ceramics
    Frontiers in Chemistry 7(2019), 94 (10.3389/fchem.2019.00094)
  • Eswayaha, A. S.; Hondow, N.; Scheinost, A. C. et al.
    Methyl selenol as precursor in selenite reduction to Se/S species by methane-oxidizing bacteria
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85(2019)22, e01379-19 (10.1128/aem.01379-19)
  • Bauer, A.; Jäschke, A.; Shams Aldin Azzam, S. et al.
    Multidentate extracting agents based on calix[4]arene scaffold – UVI/EuIII separation studies
    Separation and Purification Technology 213(2019), 246-254 (10.1016/j.seppur.2018.12.041)
  • Biswas, A.; Besold, J.; Sjöstedt, C. et al.
    Complexation of arsenite, arsenate, and monothioarsenate with oxygen-containing functional groups of natural organic matter: An XAS study
    Environmental Science & Technology 53(2019), 10723-10731 (10.1021/acs.est.9b03020)
  • Prieur, D.; Popa, K.; Vigier, J.-F. et al.
    Crystallographic structure and charge distribution of AUO4 and A3UO6 uranates (A= Ca, Sr, Ba or Pb)
    Journal of Nuclear Materials 516(2019), 303-308 (10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.01.045)
  • Wolter, J.-M.; Schmeide, K.; Weiss, S. et al.
    Stability of U(VI) doped calcium silicate hydrate gel in repository-relevant brines studied by leaching experiments and spectroscopy
    Chemosphere 218(2019), 241-251 (10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.11.074)
  • Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Moll, H.; Merroun, M. L.
    Reversible pH-dependent curium(III) biosorption by the bentonite yeast isolate Rhodotorula mucilaginosa BII-R8
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 370(2019), 156-163 (10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.06.054)
  • Tagirov, B. R.; Filimonova, O.; Trigub, A. L. et al.
    Platinum transport in chloride-bearing fluids and melts: Insights from in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy and thermodynamic modeling
    Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 254(2019), 86-101 (10.1016/j.gca.2019.03.023)
  • Plakhova, T. V.; Romanchuk, A. Y.; Butorin, S. M. et al.
    Towards the surface hydroxyl species in CeO2 nanoparticles
    Nanoscale 11(2019), 18142-18149 (10.1039/C9NR06032D)
  • Drobot, B.; Schmidt, M.; Mochizuki, Y. et al.
    Cm3+/ Eu3+ Induced Structural, Mechanistic and Functional Implications for Calmodulin
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)38, 21213-21222 (10.1039/C9CP03750K)
  • Müller, K.; Foerstendorf, H.; Steudtner, R. et al.
    Interdisciplinary round-robin test on molecular spectroscopy of the U(VI) acetate system
    ACS Omega 4(2019)5, 8167-8177 (10.1021/acsomega.9b00164)
  • Elo, O.; Hölttä, P.; Kekäläinen, P. et al.
    Neptunium(V) transport in granitic rock: A laboratory scale study on the influence of bentonite colloids
    Applied Geochemistry 10331(2019), 31-39 (10.1016/j.apgeochem.2019.01.015)
  • Köhler, F.; Riebe, B.; Scheinost, A. C. et al.
    Sorption of iodine in soils: insight from selective sequential extractions and X-ray absorption spectroscopy
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(2019), 23850-23860 (10.1007/s11356-019-05623-y)
  • Ionescu, C.; Fischer, C.; Hoeck, V. et al.
    Discrimination of ceramic surface finishing by vertical scanning interferometry
    Archaeometry 61(2019)1, 31-42 (10.1111/arcm.12410)
  • Tagirov, B. R.; Trigub, A. L.; Filimonova, O. N. et al.
    Gold transport in hydrothermal chloride-bearing fluids: Insights from in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy and ab initio molecular dynamics
    ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3(2019)2, 240-261 (10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00103)
  • Filimonova, O. N.; Trigub, A. L.; Tonkacheev, D. E. et al.
    Substitution mechanisms in In, Au, and Cu-bearing sphalerites studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy of synthetic and natural minerals
    Mineralogical Magazine 83(2019)3, 435-451 (10.1180/mgm.2019.10)
  • Ingeberg, V. W.; Siem, S.; Wiedeking, M. et al.
    First application of the Oslo method in inverse kinematics - Nuclear level densities and gamma-ray strength functions of 87Kr
    European Physical Journal A 56(2020), 68 (10.1140/epja/s10050-020-00070-7)
  • Filimonova, O. N.; Nickolsky, M. S.; Trigub, A. L. et al.
    The State of Platinum in Pyrite Studied by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Synthetic Crystals
    Economic Geology 114(2019)8, 1649-1663 (10.5382/econgeo.4686)