Geraldine M. Purdy

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Room temperature ionic liquids, or RTILs, based on tetraalkylphosphonium (PR(4)(+)) cations were used as the basis of a platform that enables separation of dyes from textiles, extraction of dyes from aqueous solution, and identification of the dyes by MALDI-MS in a single experimental step for forensic purposes. Ionic liquids were formed with PR(4)(+)(More)
The two-dimensional P-wave attenuation structure of the axial crust of the East Pacific Rise was obtained from an inversion of waveform spectra collected during an active-source seismic tomography experiment. The structure shows that attenuation near the surface is high everywhere but decreases markedly within 1 to 3 kilometers of the rise axis. The(More)
Graphitic materials are essential in energy conversion and storage because of their excellent chemical and electrical properties. The strategy for obtaining functional graphitic materials involves graphite oxidation and subsequent dissolution in aqueous media, forming graphene-oxide nanosheets (GNs). Restacked GNs contain substantial intercalated water that(More)
[1] We report the results of a 55-day microearthquake experiment on the Endeavour segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge. The network covered a 5-km section of the ridge axis centered on the Main vent field and extended 15-km off axis on the west flank. The ridge axis and flanks were seismically active, and 1750 earthquakes were located with a minimum of five travel(More)
To aid in removal of oralloy from the nuclear weapons stockpile, scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Plutonium Facility are decontaminating oralloy parts by electrodissolution in neutral to alkaline electrolytes composed of sodium nitrate and sodium sulfate. To improve the process, electrodissolution experiments were performed with depleted(More)
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