Jérôme Roques

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Herein, we describe the structural investigation of one possible uranyl binding site inside a nonstructured protein. This approach couples spectroscopy, thermodynamics, and theoretical calculations (DFT) and studies the interaction of uranyl ions with a phosphopeptide, thus mimicking a possible osteopontin (OPN) hydroxyapatite growth-inhibition site.(More)
Canister integrity and radionuclide retention is of first importance for assessing the long-term safety of nuclear waste stored in engineered geologic depositories. Uranyl ion sorption on the TiO(2) rutile (110) face is investigated using periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations. From experimental observations, only two uranyl surface complexes(More)
Canister integrity and radionuclides retention is of prime importance for assessing the long term safety of nuclear waste stored in engineered geologic depositories. A comparative investigation of the interaction of uranyl ion with three different mineral surfaces has thus been undertaken in order to point out the influence of surface composition on the(More)
The complexation of protactinium(V) by oxalate was studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), density functional theory (DFT) calculations, capillary electrophoresis coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (CE-ICP-MS) and solvent extraction. XAS measurements showed unambiguously the presence of a short single oxo-bond, and the deduced(More)
The uranyl cation UO(2)(2+) adsorption on the basal face of gibbsite is studied via Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics. In a first step, we study the water sorption on a gibbsite surface. Three different sorption modes are observed and their hydrogen bond patterns are, respectively, characterized. Then we investigate the sorption properties of an uranyl(More)
A combined theoretical and experimental analysis of the electrode potential dependencies of activation energies is presented for the first step in oxygen reduction over platinum and platinum alloy catalysts in both polycrystalline and carbon supported form. Tafel data for several of the catalysts are used to predict potential-dependent activation energies(More)
Periodic density functional theory calculations have been performed in order to study the uranyl ion sorption on the TiO2 rutile (110) face. From experimental measurements, two uranyl surface complexes have been observed and the two corresponding sorption sites have been identified. However, from a crystallographic point of view, three different sorption(More)
The sorption of uranyl cations and water molecules on the basal (001) face of gibbsite was studied by combining vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopies together with density functional theory (DFT) computations. Both the calculated and experimental values of O-H bond lengths for the gibbsite bulk are in good agreement. In the second part, water sorption(More)