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​​Actinide Science at Notre Dame

May 17, 2015

Alex graduates with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UND.  Congratulations, Alex!

May 1, 2015

Alex, Jenny, and Patricia gave poster presentations at the 2015 Undergraduate Scholars Conference.

April 23, 2015

Corinne will be spending the summer working for the Seaborg Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

April 16, 2015 

Teresa wins an NEUP Fellowship.  Congratulations, Teresa!

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​​Dr. Hixon's overarching research interests revolve around how processes at the mineral-water interface control actinide behavior. By using a combination of wet chemistry, instrumental, and modeling techniques, members of the Hixon group are able to understand actinide aqueous speciation, the properties of mineral surfaces, and how the two interact.

Comparison of europium and neptunium adsorption to aluminum (hydr)oxide minerals.

Teresa Baumer, Patricia Kay, and Amy E. Hixon

Chemical Geology , DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.02.006

Observed changes in the mechanism and rates of Pu(V) reduction on hematite as a function of total plutonium concentration.

Amy E. Hixon and Brian A. Powell

Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5013752

Examination of the effect of alpha radiolysis on plutonium(V) sorption to quartz using multiple plutonium isotopes.

Amy E. Hixon, Yuji Arai, and Brian A. Powell

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.04.007

Development of a colorimetric test for quantification of uranium in drinking water.

Amy E. Hixon, David P. DiPrete, and Timothy A. DeVol

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI: 10.1007/s10967-012-2385-7

Influence of iron redox transformations on plutonium sorption to sediments.

Amy E. Hixon, Y-J. Hu, Daniel I. Kaplan, Ravi K. Kukkadapu, Heino Nitsche, Odeta Qafoku, and Brian A. Powell

Radiochimica Acta, DOI: 10.1524/ract.2010.1769