A molecular approach for investigating the role of chain configurations of reverse micelles containing rare-earth metals involved in liquid–liquid extraction.
α-Keggin polyoxometalate, α-PW12O403− (PW), forms hybrid crystalline materials with industrial (neutral) polyethylene glycol oligomers (PEG) under mild conditions.
The facile, rapid, and complete reductive dissolution of CeO2 and ceria-based oxides, known to be highly refractive materials towards dissolution, is reported for the first time in very mild conditions.
Pure Th1−xErx(SiO4)1−x(PO4)x compounds belonging to the zircon–xenotime family were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions (250 °C, 7 days).
In situ observation of the first stage of sintering of cerium dioxide microspheres performed using an environmental scanning electron microscope at high temperature (HT-ESEM).
First illustration of the ability of this technique to directly probe the crystal-field splitting in the 5f shell of actinides.