In-situ Raman spectroscopy studies of room-temperature and hydrothermal reactions

Brendan T. McGrail, Laurent J. Jouffret, Eric M. Villa, Peter C. Burns

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By contracting with the Parr Instrument Company and Bruker Optical Systems, we have developed a system for continuous monitoring of hydrothermal and room temperature reactions by Raman spectroscopy. Using the uranyl peroxide cage cluster {[UO2(O2)(OH)]16[UO2(O 2)2]4}24- (denoted {U 20R}) and a coordination polymer made from uranyl ions and 4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylate as model systems, we demonstrate the spectroscopically observable changes associated with reaction progress and crystallization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActinides and Nuclear Energy Materials
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2012Apr 13 2012

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2012 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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