Contact

Porträt Dr. Müller, Katharina; FWOG

Dr. Katharina Müller

Head Surface Processes
k.muellerAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 2439

iCross: Integrity of nuclear waste repository systems - Cross-scale system understanding and analysis


Financed by:
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (02NUK053B)
 
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (SO-093)
Period:
07/2018 – 06/2021
Cooperation partners:
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) (coordinator)
  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ Leipzig)

Short Project Description:

The interdisciplinary project "iCross" bundles research and development expertise in the Helmholtz Association on the subjects of radiochemistry, geosciences, life sciences and numerical simulations of environmental systems in a cross-research project. Processes that have not been fully understood from the molecular to the regional scale are examined, evaluated and described. The aim is to plan and carry out laboratory experiments, to derive parameters and to model relevant processes across scales using advanced simulation methods (that require several numerical upscaling treatments). The simulations are validated experimentally, partly in underground laboratories. The focus here is on work in the Mt. Terri rock laboratory (CH; Opalinus clay), where a new test tunnel is being excavated with the strong participation of German partners. Further investigations take place in the Grimsel rock laboratory (CH; crystalline rock). The work focuses on host rocks (crystalline and clay), which were not the major focus of German repository research in the past.

iCross Referenz-Bild ©Copyright: Harald Foerstendorf <br />(Sources: KIT, UFZ, BGR, NAGRA, VISLAB)

Foto: Harald Foerstendorf (Sources: KIT, UFZ, BGR, NAGRA, VISLAB)

Selected research topics at the HZDR:

Publications

Journal papers:

Simulation of diffusive uranium transport and sorption processes in the Opalinus Clay

Hennig, T.; Stockmann, M.; Kühn, M.


Crystal surface reactivity analysis using a combined approach of X-ray micro-computed tomography and vertical scanning interferometry

Kahl, W.-A.; Yuan, T.; Bollermann, T.; Bach, W.; Fischer, C.


Temporal evolution of dissolution kinetics of polycrystalline calcite

Bollermann, T.; Fischer, C.


Conference contributions (Oral presentations and posters):

Evolution of cast iron- and copper- corrosion in "400 day-bentonite-microcosms"

Sushko, V.; Dressler, M.; Neubert, T.; Kühn, L.; Cherkouk, A.; Schierz, A.; Matschiavelli, N.

  • Open Access Logo Lecture (Conference) (Online presentation)
    iCross annual meeting 2020, 25.-26.11.2020, Dresden-Webinar, Deutschland

Microcosm studies for evaluating the microbial influence on metal corrosion

Sushko, V.; Dressler, M.; Neubert, T.; Kühn, L.; Cherkouk, A.; Schierz, A.; Stumpf, T.; Matschiavelli, N.

  • Lecture (others) (Online presentation)
    European MIC Network, 20.10.2020, Dresden-Webinar, Deutschland

Spatially-resolved speciation of Eu(III) and Cm(III) on granite surfaces

Demnitz, M.; Molodtsov, K.; Bollermann, T.; Schymura, S.; Schierz, A.; Schmidt, M.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Goldschmidt Barcelona 2019, 18.-23.08.2019, Barcelona, Spanien
  • Lecture (Conference)
    GDCh Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Nuklearchemie 2019, 25.-27.09.2019, Dresden, Deutschland

Radionuclide sorption in heterogeneous systems: Form model mineral oxides to complex rock

Schierz, A.; Stockmann, M.; Jordan, N.; Foerstendorf, H.; Steudtner, R.; Bok, F.; Brendler, V.

  • Poster
    GDCh, Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Nuklearchemie 2019, 25.-27.09.2019, Dresden, Germany

Radionuclide sorption in heterogeneous systems: From model mineral oxides to complex rocks

Schierz, A.; Stockmann, M.; Jordan, N.; Foerstendorf, H.; Steudtner, R.; Bok, F.; Brendler, V.

  • Poster
    Goldschmidt2019, 18.-23.08.2019, Barcelona, Spain

Heterogeneous adsorption of actinides on host rocks at the pore scale: Application of an improved surface complexation model

Yuan, T.; Bollermann, T.; Fischer, C.

  • Open Access Logo Invited lecture (Conferences)
    Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Chemistry Section of GDCh 2019, 25.-27.09.2019, Dresden, Germany

Investigations of the interactions of a Halobacterium isolate with uranium using different microscopic and spectroscopic methods

Hilpmann, S.; Bader, M.; Bachran, M.; Steudtner, R.; Schmidt, M.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

  • Poster
    Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Nuklearchemie 2019, 25.-27.09.2019, Dresden, Deutschland

Microorganisms present in bentonites from a deep underground experiment

Lopez-Fernandez, M.; Drozdowski, J.; Kluge, S.; Cherkouk, A.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Goldschmidt 2019, 18.-23.08.2019, Barcelona, Spain

Microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of the interactions of a Halobacterium-isolate with uranium

Hilpmann, S.; Bader, M.; Bachran, M.; Steudtner, R.; Schmidt, M.; Stumpf, T.; Cherkouk, A.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Migration 2019, 15.-20.09.2019, Kyoto, Japan

Formation and evolution of porosity pattern in a potential host rock

Bollermann, T.

  • Poster
    KompOst Doktorandenseminar 2018, 13.12.2018, Zittau, Deutschland


Contact

Dr. Katharina Müller

Head Surface Processes
k.muellerAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 2439

Dr. Ariette Schierz

a.schierz@hzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 2759