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In the present study, oleic acid (OA) functionalized Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MN) were synthesized following modified wet method of MN synthesis. The optimum amount of OA required for capping of MN and the amount of bound and unbound/free OA was determined by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Further, we have studied the effect of water molecules,(More)
A cationized adsorbent was prepared from cellulosic cotton fabric waste via a single step-green-radiation grafting process using gamma radiation source, wherein poly[2-(methacryloyloxy) ethyl]trimethylammonium chloride (PMAETC) was covalently attached to cotton cellulose substrate. Radiation grafted (PMAETC-g-cellulose) adsorbent was investigated for(More)
La doped Bi2UO6 solid solutions of the general formula Bi2-2xLa2xUO6 (x = 0-0.05) were prepared by the solid state reaction of Bi2O3, La(OH)3 and U3O8 in a stoichiometric ratio. These solid solutions were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) studies. It was(More)
Total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF)-based X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy has been used to determine the oxidation state of uranium in mixed-valent U3O8 and U3O7 uranium oxides. The TXRF spectra of the compounds were measured using variable X-ray energies in the vicinity of the U L3 edge in the TXRF excitation mode at the microfocus beamline(More)
A total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) analysis method for direct compositional characterization of sintered and green (U,Th)O2 samples in different forms (e.g., pellets, powders, and microspheres) without sample dissolution has been developed for the first time. The methodology involves transfer of only a few nanograms of the sample on the TXRF(More)
The preparation and characterization of Sb-doped Bi(2)UO(6) solid solutions, in a limited composition range, is reported for the first time. The solid solutions were prepared by solid-state reactions of Bi(2)O(3), Sb(2)O(3) and U(3)O(8) in the required stoichiometry. The reaction products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray absorption(More)
Microbial levan, a natural polymer of fructose, was produced and purified by alcohol precipitation from culture supernatants of Bacillus megaterium type 1 grown in an optimized liquid sucrose medium. GPC analysis showed that the yield of the major fraction of levan having molecular weight ~5000 D increased with increase in sucrose concentration in the(More)
The extension of the detectable elemental range with Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence (TXRF) analysis is a challenging task. In this paper, it is demonstrated how a TXRF spectrometer is modified to analyze elements from carbon to uranium. Based on the existing design of a vacuum TXRF spectrometer with a 12 specimen sample changer, the following(More)
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