Christelle Tamain

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Despite over a century of study and decades of intensive research, few fuel cell products have appeared on the market. The major inhibitor to mass commercialisation is cost. H2/air alkaline fuel cells (AFCs) containing KOH(aq) electrolyte promise the lowest cost devices, with the ability to use non-Pt catalysts. The fundamental problem with AFCs is that the(More)
The mixed-actinide uranium(IV)-plutonium(III) oxalate single crystals (NH4)0.5[Pu(III)0.5U(IV)0.5(C2O4)2·H2O]·nH2O (1) and (NH4)2.7Pu(III)0.7U(IV)1.3(C2O4)5·nH2O (2) have been prepared by the diffusion of different ions through membranes separating compartments of a triple cell. UV-vis, Raman, and thermal ionization mass spectrometry analyses demonstrate(More)
N,N-Dialkylamides are extensively studied as alternative organic ligands to achieve the extraction and separation of uranium(vi) and plutonium(iv). We report here the coordination structures of the plutonium(iv) ion with N,N-di(2-ethylhexyl)-n-butanamide as a function of nitric acid concentration in the aqueous phase. The coordination structure of Pu(iv)(More)
Three tetravalent actinide (AnIV ) hexanuclear clusters with the octahedral core [An6 (OH)4 O4 ]12+ (AnIV =UIV , NpIV , PuIV ) were structurally characterized in the solid state and in aqueous solution by using single-crystal X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption, IR, Raman, and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The observed structure, [An6 (OH)4 O4 (H2 O)8 (HDOTA)4(More)
Americium oxalate single crystals, Am2(C2O4)3(H2O)6·4H2O, were prepared by in situ oxalic acid generation by slow hydrolysis of the diester. Their structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and was solved by the direct methods and Fourier difference techniques. The structure (space group P21/c, a = 11.184(4) Å, b = 9.489(4) Å, c =(More)
The structures of plutonium(IV) and uranium(VI) ions with a series of N,N-dialkyl amides ligands with linear and branched alkyl chains were elucidated from single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), and theoretical calculations. In the field of nuclear fuel reprocessing, N,N-dialkyl amides are alternative(More)
Oxalic co-conversion process plays an important role by producing mixed-actinide compounds used as starting materials as they are particularly suitable precursors of actinide oxide solid solutions. In these oxalate compounds, a mixed crystallographic site which accommodates both elements in spite of their different oxidation states has been established. The(More)
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