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High-resolution X-ray absorption spectroscopy as a probe of crystal-field and covalency effects in actinide compounds (FR)

First illustration of the ability of this technique to directly probe the crystal-field splitting in the 5f shell of actinides.

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Be on the agenda

PhD defense of Tobias LOPIAN

Tobias LOPIAN (LTSM) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Characterization of a metal-extracting water-poor microemulsion" on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10.00 am (ICSM Auditorium).

PhD defense of Aurelio BARBETTA

Aurelio BARBETTA (LTSM) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Thermodynamics of water adsorption in model structured molecular systems including analogues of hemicelluloses, crystalline cellulose and lignin " on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2.30 pm (ICSM Auditorium).

PhD defense of Clémentine MANSAS

Clémentine MANSAS (LNER) will defend her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Synthesis of core-shell nanoparticles to entrap radioactive cesium" on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 2.00 pm (ICSM Auditorium).

ICSM Seminar - Dr. Thierry WISS

Dr. Thierry WISS (European Commission, Brussels) will give a seminar entitled "Combustibles et dégâts d’irradiation en opération ou en situation de stockage", thursday November 23, 2017 at 3.00 pm (First floor room)

PhD defense of Elodie DALODIERE

Elodie DALODIERE (LSFC) will defend her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Sonochemistry of plutonium: synthesis and speciation in solution and at the colloidal state" on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 2.00 pm (ICSM Auditorium).

PhD defense of Théo CORDARA

Théo CORDARA (LIME) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Impact of the presence of fission products on the mechanisms of dissolution of uranium dioxide based model compounds" on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10.00 am (ICSM Auditorium).

PhD defense of Carlos ARRAMBIDE CRUZ

Carlos ARRAMBIDE CRUZ (LTSM) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Synthesis methodologies of chelating formo-phenolic resins: towards optimized solid-liquid extraction of strategic metals" on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2.00 pm (ICSM Auditorium).

PhD defense of Sanaa SHEHAYEB

Sanaa SHEHAYEB (LNER) will defend her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Photothermal solar receptors obtained from the electrophoretic deposition of spectrally selective nanoparticles" on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2.00 pm (Beirut University, Lebanon).


Teams

Ions at Active Interfaces Laboratory (L2IA)

Objective of the team: to understand and solve interfacial issues which is mainly declined for transfer at the liquid / liquid and liquid / air interfaces, taking into account the speciation in solution.

Equipments

NMR

A 400 MHz NMR....

The Institute for Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM)

Created in January 2007, the Institute for the Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM) is a Joint Research Unit (Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 5257) between CEA, CNRS, UM, and ENSCM. The building has been inaugurated in June 2009 with laboratories opened in the Fall 2009, and has obtained authorization to start experiments including a few grams of depleted uranium and natural thorium in January 2010. Last take-off was from our theory group, who started in October 2009.

Separation chemistry, a branch of physical chemistry, is a key part of the "green chemistry". The science required is the emerging "Nanoscience" as defined by Bernard Bigot (Haut-Commissaire à l’Energie Atomique at the launching of the ICSM as a project in July 2004). The last scientific report 2011 – 2014 (click here to download) gives an overview of the work published and submitted since January 2011. The 8 active research teams still work in the direction of the scientific open questions as defined and published by the French Academy in 2007