Contact

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

Chemistry of the f-elements division


Research

Background:

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, particularly for geological disposal of radioactive wastes. In order to provide solid scientific foundation for these existing research activities in the applied systems as well as to explore new research fields associated with nuclear-related elements, the division “Chemistry of the f-elements”, established in June 2014, is focusing on the fundamental coordination and solution chemistry of f-elements, i.e., actinides and lanthanides, with a wide range of inorganic- and organic ligands relevant to the geological disposal of radioactive wastes.

Research subjects:


Experimental capability

(On-site capability available in a controlled area at Rossendorf)

Solid state characterisation:

Spectroscopic and other analytical technique:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer
  • Time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS)
  • UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometers
  • FT-IR spectrometer (Agilent Cary 630) with an ATR device
  • Elemental analyser (Elementar Vario MICRO Cube)
  • Electrochemical instruments (e.g. Metrohm AUTOLAB-PGSTAT 302)

Infrastructure for synthetic chemistry of radioactive materials:

  • Schlenk lines for organic/inorganic syntheses
  • Inert- and water-free glove boxes
  • Source of radioactive materials (e.g. Th, U, Np, Pu, Am, Cm, Tc, etc.)

(Synchrotron-based X-ray technique available at the ROBL beamline, ESRF, France)


Ongoing projects

  • TransAqua (BMBF, Jun 2013 – Nov 2017)
  • FENABIUM (BMBF, Nov 2016 – Oct 2019)

Collaboration partners


Publication from the division


Staff

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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

Head

NameBld./Office+49 351 260Email
Ikeda Dr., Atsushi801/P2493156
a.ikedaAthzdr.de

Employees

NameBld./Office+49 351 260Email
Barkleit Dr., Astrid801/P2073136
2512
2518
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Felsner, Bodob.felsnerAthzdr.de
Husar Dr., Richard801/P2543487
r.husarAthzdr.de
Kaden Dr., Peter801/P2173209
p.kadenAthzdr.de
Kloditz, Roger801/P2052011
r.kloditzAthzdr.de
März Dr., Juliane801/P2173209
2506
j.maerzAthzdr.de
Patzschke Dr., Michael801/P3562989
m.patzschkeAthzdr.de
Radoske, Thomas801/P2052438
t.radoskeAthzdr.de
Schöne, Sebastian801/P2052438
schoene.sebastianAthzdr.de



Contact

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