Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brendler
Head of Department
Surface Processes
Phone: +49 351 260 2430
Fax: +49 351 260 3553

Recent publications


Sediment-bound trace metals in Golfe-Juan Bay, northwestern Mediterranean: Distribution, availability and toxicity
Tiquio, M. G. J.; Hurel, C.; Marmier, N.; Taneez, M.; Andral, B.; Jordan, N.; Francour, P.

Calorimetrically determined U(VI) toxicity in Brassica napus correlates with oxidoreductase activity and U(VI) speciation
Sachs, S.; Geipel, G.; Bok, F.; Oertel, J.; Fahmy, K.

Effect of glutamic acid on copper sorption onto kaolinite - batch experiments and surface complexation modeling
Karimzadeh, L.; Barthen, R.; Stockmann, M.; Gruendig, M.; Franke, K.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.

Shape change of biogenic elemental selenium nanomaterials decreases their colloidal stability
Jain, R.; Jordan, N.; Tsushima, S.; Hübner, R.; Weiss, S.; Lens, P.

Plutonium interaction studies with the Mont Terri Opalinus Clay isolate Sporomusa sp. MT-2.99: changes in the plutonium speciation by solvent extractions.
Moll, H.; Cherkouk, A.; Bok, F.; Bernhard, G.

Probing structural homogeneity of La1-xGdxPO4 monazite-type solid solutions by combined spectroscopic and computational studies
Huittinen, N.; Arinicheva, Y.; Kowalski, P. M.; Vinograd, V. L.; Neumeier, S.; Bosbach, D.

Long-term diffusion of U(VI) in bentonite: Dependence on density
Joseph, C.; Mibus, J.; Trepte, P.; Müller, C.; Brendler, V.; Park, D. M.; Jiao, Y.; Kersting, A. B.; Zavarin, M.

Multistage bioassociation of uranium onto an extremely halophilic archaeon revealed by a unique combination of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques
Bader, M.; Müller, K.; Foerstendorf, H.; Drobot, B.; Schmidt, M.; Musat, N.; Swanson, J. S.; Reed, T. D.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

Solution species and crystal structure of Zr(IV) acetate
Hennig, C.; Weiss, S.; Kraus, W.; Kretzschmar, J.; Scheinost, A.

Enzymatic activity of the CaM-PDE1 system upon addition of actinyl ions
Brulfert, F.; Safi, S.; Jeanson, A.; Foerstendorf, H.; Weiss, S.; Berthomieu, C.; Sauge-Merle, S.; Simoni, E.

Batch sorption and spectroscopic speciation studies of neptunium uptake by montmorillonite and corundum
Elo, O.; Müller, K.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Bok, F.; Scheinost, A.; Hölttä, P.; Huittinen, N.

Smart Kd-values, their uncertainties and sensitivities - Applying a new approach for realistic distribution coefficients in geochemical modeling of complex systems
Stockmann, M.; Schikora, J.; Becker, D.-A.; Flügge, J.; Noseck, U.; Brendler, V.


Using Eu3+ as an atomic probe to investigate the local environment in LaPO4–GdPO4 monazite end-members
Huittinen, N.; Arinicheva, Y.; Schmidt, M.; Neumeier, S.; Stumpf, T.

A comparison of adsorption, reduction, and polymerization of the plutonyl(VI) and uranyl(VI) ions from solution onto the muscovite basal plane
Hellebrandt, S.; Lee, S. S.; Knope, K. E.; Lussier, A. J.; Stubbs, J. E.; Eng, P. J.; Soderholm, L.; Fenter, P.; Schmidt, M.

Time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy of Nb4+ and O− polarons in LiNbO3 single crystals
Kämpfe, T.; Haußmann, A.; Eng, L. M.; Reichenbach, P.; Thiessen, A.; Woike, T.; Steudtner, R.

Incorporation of Eu(III) into Calcite under Recrystallization conditions
Hellebrandt, S. E.; Hofmann, S.; Jordan, N.; Barkleit, A.; Schmidt, M.

The Sorption Processes of U(VI) onto SiO2 in the Presence of Phosphate: from Binary Surface Species to Precipitation
Comarmond, M. J.; Steudtner, R.; Stockmann, M.; Heim, K.; Müller, K.; Brendler, V.; Payne, T. E.; Foerstendorf, H.

Zwitterionic polymer-coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with low protein interaction and high biocompatibility
Pombo-García, K.; Weiss, S.; Zarschler, K.; Ang, C.-S.; Hübner, R.; Pufe, J.; Meister, S.; Seidel, J.; Pietzsch, J.; Spiccia, L.; Stephan, H.ORC; Graham, B.

NeptuniumV retention by siderite under anoxic conditions: Precipitation of NpO2–like nanoparticles and of NpIV pentacarbonate
Scheinost, A. C.; Steudtner, R.; Hübner, R.; Weiss, S.; Bok, F.

The specific sorption of Np(V) on the corundum (α-Al2O3) surface in the presence of trivalent lanthanides Eu(III) and Gd(III): a batch sorption and XAS study
Virtanen, S.; Bok, F.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Rossberg, A.; Lützenkirchen, J.; Rabung, T.; Lehto, J.; Huittinen, N.

Higher Cd adsorption on biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles
Jain, R.; Dominic, D.; Jordan, N.; Rene, E. R.; Weiss, S.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Hübner, R.; Lens, P. N. L.

Study of the Interaction of Eu3+ with Microbiologically Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitates using TRLFS
Johnstone, E. V.; Hofmann, S.; Cherkouk, A.; Schmidt, M.

Visualising the molecular alteration of the calcite (104) – water interface by sodium nitrate
Hofmann, S.; Voitchovsky, K.; Spijker, P.; Schmidt, M.; Stumpf, T.

Oxyhydroxy silicate colloids: A new type of waterborne actinide(IV) colloids
Zänker, H.; Weiss, S.; Hennig, C.; Brendler, V.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.

Speciation Studies of Metals in Trace Concentrations: The Mononuclear Uranyl(VI) Hydroxo Complexes
Drobot, B.; Bauer, A.; Steudtner, R.; Tsushima, S.; Bok, F.; Patzschke, M.; Raff, J.; Brendler, V.

Structural Characterization of Aluminum (Oxy)hydroxide Films at the Muscovite (001)−Water Interface
Lee, S. S.; Schmidt, M.; Fister, T. T.; Nagy, K. L.; Sturchio, Neil C.; Fenter, P.

An investigation of the interactions of Eu3+ and Am3+ with uranyl minerals: implications for the storage of spent nuclear fuel
Biswas, S.; Steudtner, R.; Schmidt, M.; Mckenna, C.; Vintró, L. L.; Twamley, B.; Baker, R. J.

Preferential adsorption of Cu in a multi-metal mixture onto biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles
Jain, R.; Dominica, D.; Jordan, N.; Rene, E. R.; Weiss, S.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Hübner, R.; Lens, P. N. L.

Macroscopic and spectroscopic characterization of uranium(VI) sorption onto orthoclase and muscovite and the influence of competing Ca2+
Richter, C.; Müller, K.; Drobot, B.; Steudtner, R.; Großmann, K.; Stockmann, M.; Brendler, V.


Measurement and modelling of reactive transport in geological barriers for nuclear waste containment
Xiong, Q.; Joseph, C.; Schmeide, K.; Jivkov, A. P.

The interaction of Eu(III) with organoborates – a further approach to understand the complexation in the An/Ln(III)–borate system
Schott, J.; Kretzschmar, J.; Tsushima, S.; Drobot, B.; Acker, M.; Barkleit, A.; Taut, S.; Brendler, V.; Stumpf, T.

Entrapped elemental selenium nanoparticles affect physicochemical properties of selenium fed activated sludge
Jain, R.; Seder-Colomina, M.; Jordan, N.; Dessi, P.; Cosmidis, J.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Weiss, S.; Farges, F.; Lens, P. N. L.

In situ spectroscopic identification of neptunium(V) inner-sphere complexes on the hematite-water interface
Müller, K.; Gröschel, A.; Rossberg, A.; Bok, F.; Franzen, C.; Brendler, V.; Foerstendorf, H.

Staining on heritage building stone identified by NMR spectroscopy
Franzen, C.; Kretzschmar, J.; Franzen, C.; Weiss, S.

Effects of the Background Electrolyte on Th(IV) Sorption to Muscovite Mica
Schmidt, M.; Hellebrandt, S.; Knope, K. E.; Lee, S. S.; Stubbs, J. E.; Eng, P. J.; Soderholm, L.; Fenter, P.

Interaction of Eu(III) with mammalian cells: Cytotoxicity, uptake and speciation as a function of Eu(III) concentration and nutrient composition
Sachs, S.; Heller, A.; Weiß, S.; Bok, F.; Bernhard, G.

Extracellular polymeric substances govern the surface charge of biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles
Jain, R.; Jordan, N.; Weiss, S.; Foerstendorf, H.; Heim, K.; Kacker, R.; Hübner, R.; Kramer, H.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Farges, F.; Lens, P. N. L. (Editors)

Spectroscopic evidence for selenium(IV) dimerization in aqueous solution
Kretzschmar, J.; Jordan, N.; Brendler, E.; Tsushima, S.; Franzen, C.; Foerstendorf, H.; Stockmann, M.; Heim, K.; Brendler, V.

Formation of neptunium(IV)-silica colloids at near-neutral and slightly alkaline pH
Husar, R.; Weiss, S.; Hennig, C.; Hübner, R.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Zänker, H.

Intrinsic formation of nanocrystalline neptunium dioxide under neutral aqueous conditions relevant to deep geological repositories
Husar, R.; Hübner, R.; Hennig, C.; Martin, P. M.; Chollet, M.; Weiss, S.; Zänker, H.; Stumpf, T.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.

Spectroscopic study on uranyl carboxylate complexes formed at the surface layer of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius
Reitz, T.; Rossberg, A.; Barkleit, A.; Steudtner, R.; Selenska-Pobell, S.; Merroun, M. L.

Combining Luminescence Spectroscopy, Parallel Factor Analysis and Quantum Chemistry to Reveal Metal Speciation - a Case Study of Uranyl (VI) Hydrolysis
Drobot, B.; Steudtner, R.; Raff, J.; Geipel, G.; Brendler, V.; Tsushima, S.

A spectroscopic study on U(VI) biomineralization in cultivated Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilms isolated from granitic aquifers
Krawczyk-Bärsch, E.; Lütke, L.; Moll, H.; Bok, F.; Steudtner, R.; Rossberg, A.


High Pressure Phase Transition of Coffinite, USiO4
Bauer, J. D.; Labs, S.; Weiss, S.; Bayarjargal, L.; Morgenroth, W.; Milman, V.; Perlov, A.; Curtius, H.; Bosbach, D.; Zänker, H.; Winkler, B.

Decrease of U(VI) immobilization capability of the facultative anaerobic strain Paenibacillus sp. JG TB8 under anoxic conditions due to strongly reduced phosphatase activity.
Reitz, T.; Rossberg, A.; Barkleit, A.; Selenska-Pobell, S.; Merroun, M. L.

Paramagnetic Decoration of DNA origami Nanostructures by Eu3+ Coordination
Opherden, L.; Oertel, J.; Barkleit, A.; Fahmy, K.; Keller, K.

Formation of a Eu(III) borate solid species from a weak Eu(III) borate complex in aqueous solution
Schott, J.; Kretzschmar, J.; Acker, M.; Eidner, S.; Kumke, M. U.; Drobot, B.; Barkleit, A.; Taut, S.; Brendler, V.; Stumpf, T.

Influence of speciation during membrane treatment of uranium contaminated water
Hoyer, M.; Zabelt, D.; Steudtner, R.; Brendler, V.; Haseneder, R.; Repke, J.

Americium(III) and Europium(III) Complex Formation with Lactate at Elevated Temperatures Studied by Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemical Calculations
Barkleit, A.; Kretzschmar, J.; Tsushima, S.; Acker, M.

Trace concentration – Huge impact: Nitrate in the calcite/Eu(III) system
Hofmann, S.; Voitchovsky, K.; Schmidt, M.; Stumpf, T.

Kinetics and activation parameters of the reaction of organoarsenic(V) compounds with glutathione
Kretzschmar, J.; Brendler, E.; Wagler, J.; Schmidt, A.-C.

Interaction of U(VI) with Äspö diorite: A batch and in situ ATR FT-IR sorption study
Schmeide, K.; Gürtler, S.; Müller, K.; Steudtner, R.; Joseph, C.; Bok, F.; Brendler, V.

Uranium(VI) Chemistry in Strong Alkaline Solution: Speciation and Oxygen Exchange Mechanism
Moll, H.; Rossberg, A.; Steudtner, R.; Drobot, B.; Müller, K.; Tsushima, S.

Synthesis of coffinite, USiO4, and structural investigations of the UxTh(1-x)SiO4 solid solutions
Labs, S.; Hennig, C.; Weiss, S.; Curtius, H.; Zaenker, H.; Bosbach, D.

Interaction of Europium and Nickel with calcite studied by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry and Time-Resolved Laser Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Sabau, A.; Pipon, Y.; Toulhoat, N.; Lomenech, C.; Jordan, N.; Moncoffre, N.; Barkleit, A.; Marmier, N.; Brendler, V.; Surblé, S.; Giffaut, E.

Colloid-borne forms of tetravalent actinides: A brief review
Zänker, H.; Hennig, C.
  • Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 157(2014), 87-105

Probing the surface speciation of U(VI) on iron (hydr)oxides by in situ ATR FT-IR spectroscopy
Foerstendorf, H.; Jordan, N.; Heim, K.

Selenium(IV) Uptake by Maghemite (gamma-Fe2O3)
Jordan, N.; Ritter, A.; Scheinost, A. C.; Weiß, S.; Schild, D.; Hübner, R.


Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brendler
Head of Department
Surface Processes
Phone: +49 351 260 2430
Fax: +49 351 260 3553