Insight into the structural ambiguity of actinide(IV) oxalate sheet structures: A case for alternate coordination geometries

A. Kirstin Sockwell, Teagan F. M. Sweet, Brodie Barth, Sara B. Isbill, Nicole A. DiBlasi, Jennifer E. S. Szymanowski, Ginger E. Sigmon, Allen G. Oliver, Andrew J. Miskowiec, Peter C. Burns, Amy E. Hixon

Chemistry - A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202301164.

Probing the thermal decomposition of plutonium(III) oxalate with IR and Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy

Jonathan H. Christian, Bryan J. Foley, Elodia Ciprian, Jason Darvin, Don D. Dick, Amy E. Hixon, Eliel Villa-Aleman

Journal of Nuclear Materials, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2023.154596.

Am(III) adsorption to aluminum (hydr)oxide minerals: Surface complexation modeling

Anshuman Satpathy, Amy E. Hixon

Geochemical Transactions, DOI: 10.1186/s12932-023-00081-5.

Crystallization of a neptunyl oxalate hydrate from solutions containing Np(V) and the uranyl peroxide nanocluster U60Ox30

Kyson R. Smith, Jan Ilavsky, Amy E. Hixon

Chemistry - A European Journal, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202203814.

Computational insights into the lattice dynamics of Pu(IV) oxalates

Sara B. Isbill, Elodia Ciprian, Jonathan H. Christian, Amy E. Hixon, Bryan J. Foley, Eliel Villa-Aleman, Andrew J. Miskowiec

Journal of Nuclear Materials​, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.154106.

The role of metal selection in the radiation stability of isostructural M-UiO-66 metal-organic frameworks

Ashley M. Hastings, Melissa Fairley, Megan C. Wasson, Dario Campisi, Arup Sarkar, Zoe C. Emory, Kieran Brunson, Dylan B. Fast, Timur Islamoglu, May Nyman, Peter C. Burns, Laura Gagliardi, Omar K. Farha, Amy E. Hixon, Jay A. LaVerne

Chemistry of Materials​, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c02170.

Leveraging nitrogen-linkages in the formation of a porous thorium-organic nanotube suitable for iodine capture

​Ashley M. Hastings, Debmalya Ray, Sylvia L. Hanna, WooSeok Jeong, Zhijie Chen, Allen G. Oliver, Laura Gagliardi, Omar K. Farha, Amy E. Hixon

Inorganic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c00427.

Pu(III) and Cm(III) in the presence of EDTA: Aqueous speciation, redox behavior, and the impact of Ca(II)

Nicole A. DiBlasi, Agost G. Tasi, Michael Trumm, Andreas Schnurr, Xavier Gaona, David Fellhauer, Kathy Dardenne, Jorge Rothe, Donald T. Reed, Amy E. Hixon, Marcus Altmaier

RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/D1RA09010K.

​Raman and infrared spectra of plutonium(IV) oxalate and its thermal degradation products

Jonathan H. Christian, Bryan J. Foley, Elodia Ciprian, Don D. Dick, Meena, Said, Jason Darvin, Amy E. hixon, Eliel Villa-Alleman

Journal of Nuclear Materials, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.153574.

Snapshots of Ce70 toroid assembly from solids and solution

Ian Colliard, Jessica C. Brown, Dylan B. Fast, A. Kirstin Sockwell, Amy E. Hixon, May Nyman

Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c04095.​​​


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