Richard G. Haire

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A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate containing silver particles was prepared by an acid-catalyzed sol-gel method. Silver nitrate was first doped into the sol-gel film followed by chemical reduction of the silver ions with sodium borohydride to produce silver particles. This silver-doped sol-gel substrate exhibits strong enhancement of Raman(More)
Using electron energy-loss spectroscopy, many-electron atomic spectral calculations, and density functional theory, we show that angular-momentum coupling in the 5f states plays a decisive role in the formation of the magnetic moment in Cm metal. The 5f states of Cm in intermediate coupling are strongly shifted towards the LS coupling limit due to exchange(More)
The atomic level structure of the element fermium was investigated for the first time using a sample of 2.7x10(10) atoms of the isotope 255Fm with a half-life of 20.1 h. The atoms were evaporated from a filament and stored in the argon buffer gas of an optical cell. Atomic levels were sought by the method of resonance ionization spectroscopy using an(More)
Curium lies at the center of the actinide series and has a half-filled shell with seven 5f electrons spatially residing inside its radon core. As a function of pressure, curium exhibits five different crystallographic phases up to 100 gigapascals, of which all but one are also found in the preceding element, americium. We describe here a structure in(More)
We have prepared Am(IO(3))(3) as a part of our continuing investigations into the chemistry of the 4f- and 5f-elements' iodates. Single crystals were obtained from the reaction of Am(3+) and H(5)IO(6) under mild hydrothermal conditions. Crystallographic data on an eight-day-old crystal are (21 degrees C, Mo Kalpha, lambda = 0.71073 Angstroms): monoclinic,(More)
The objective was to study plutonium partitioning between immobile and mobile humic materials at the water-solid interfaces. Immobilization of the humic materials on solid supports was performed in situ using self-adhesive silanized humic derivatives. The presence of the humic adlayers on solid supports was shown to significantly enhance Pu sorption and its(More)
Pu L(3) X-ray near edge absorption spectra for Pu(0-VII) are reported for more than 60 chalcogenides, chlorides, hydrates, hydroxides, nitrates, carbonates, oxy-hydroxides, and other compounds both as solids and in solution, and substituted in zirconolite, perovskite, and borosilicate glass. This large database extends the known correlations between the(More)
Pu L(3) X-ray absorption fine structure spectra from 24 samples of PuO(2+x) (and two related Pu-substituted oxides), prepared by a variety of methods, demonstrate that (1) although the Pu sublattice remains the ordered part of the Pu distribution, the nearest-neighbor O atoms even at x = 0 are found in a multisite distribution with Pu-O distances consistent(More)
Submitted Papers 208 Quantitative Characterization of Fe/Al202 Catalysts. Part I: Oxidic Precursors Douglas P. Hoffman, Marwan Houalla, Andrew Proctor, Martin J. Fay, and David M. Hercules 219 The Application of Linear PA/FT-IR to Polymer-Related Problems R. O. Carter III 225 Probing the Concentration Profiles of Additives in Polymers by IR(More)