New Publication in RSC Advances: Uranium(IV) chlorides

Dr Louise Natrajan and Adam Swinburne have recently published the first experimental and computational studies describing the origin and nature of the emissive properties of uranium(IV) chlorides.

Dr Louise Natrajan and Adam Swinburne have recently published the first experimental and computational studies describing the origin and nature of the emissive properties of uranium(IV) chlorides. In collaboration with Robert Baker (Trinity College Dublin), James Platts (Cardiff University) and Andrew Kerridge (University College London), they have assigned the UV-visible radiative transitions observed in the emission spectra, arising from transitions from the 5f16d1 electronic configuration to states arising from the ground state 5f2 configuration. Importantly, these studies indicate that the emission spectral fingerprint of simple U(IV) compounds may be used as a diagnostic tool to assign uranium(IV) species in solution and by inference, in the environment, in the presence of uranyl(VI).

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