The Laboratory of Transuranic Elements is a state-of-the-art research laboratory focused on the speciation of chemistry actinides and fission products in aqueous and organic solutions and their interfaces.
Highly specialized instrumentation for visual spectroscopy (UV-Vis-NIR, Raman, FTIR), ESI-mass spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry are applied for identification and quantification of studied metal species in these systems.
Interaction of lanthanide and actinide species with other ions and molecules, e.g., organic and inorganic ligands and redox active species present in solutions is investigated with the aim to optimize their yields in separation processes or predict their behavior in bio-geochemical environment. Observed characteristics are reported in terms of thermodynamic and kinetic constants for studied reactions, and used in speciation modeling.
For more information about TRUELAB, visit the Paulenova Radiochemistry Research Group.