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Luminescence Spectra of the Uranyl Ion in Two Geometrically Similar Coordination Environments: Uranyl Nitrate Hexahydrate and Di-{Mu}-Aquo-Bis (Dioxodinitra-Touranium(Vi) Di-Imidazole

Description: The luminescence spectra of the uranyl ion have been obtained at room and liquid nitrogen temperatures in the crystal hosts of uranyl nitrate hexahydrate (UNH) and di~~-aquo-bis(dioxodinitratouranium(VI)) di-imidazole (UNI). In both coordination spheres, the uranyl ion lies at the center of similar, distorted coordination hexagons consisting of two bidentate nitrate groups and two water molecules; the only difference in the coordination geometries is that the water molecules are terminal in the UNH complex and bridging in the UNI complex. The uranium-uranium "bond" distance in the UNI complex is 3.93 A. At room temperature, the emission spectra of the two compounds are essentially identical, but significant differences appear upon cooling to 77°K. Vibronic structure is observed in the crystal of the UNI complex b4t not in the crystal of uranyl nitrate hexahydrate; this implies that the geom~try of the uranyl ion in the two excited states is somewhat different. An energy level sequence is presented in which the various emission lines arise from a slightly split excited state (splitting approximately 80-85 cm-1) to several vibrational levels of the ground electronic manifold. The energy spacing of the ground vibrational levels (approximately 860 cm-1) was found to vary when changing crystal systems.
Date: February 1, 1980
Creator: Brittain, Harry G. & Perry, Dale L.
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Synthesis of High-Purity alpha-and beta-PbO and Possible Applications to Synthesis and Processing of Other Lead Oxide Materials

Description: The red, tetragonal form of lead oxide, alpha-PbO, litharge, and the yellow, orthorhombic form, beta-PbO, massicot, have been synthesized from lead(II) salts in aqueous media at elevated temperature. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to characterize the size, morphology, and crystallographic structural forms of the products. The role of impurities in the experimental synthesis of the materials and microstructural variations in the final products are described, and the implications of these observations with respect to the synthesis of different conducting lead oxides and other related materials are discussed.
Date: November 12, 2009
Creator: Perry, Dale L. & Wilkinson, T. J.
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Description: Olive-green crystals of the title compound, [({underline n}-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 2}NH{sub 2}{sup +}]{sub 2} [UO(({underline n}-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 2}NCOS){sub 2}(S{sub 2}){sup -2}, are orthorhombic, space group Pcan, with {underline a}= 15.326(6) {Angstrom}, {underline b} = 17.474(6) {Angstrom}, {underline C} = 14.728(6) {Angstrom}, and Z = 4, (d{sub X} = 1.45 g/cm{sup 3}). For 1833 data, I >{sigma}, R = 0.052, and R{sub w} = 0.069. The structure was revealed by single-crystal x-ray diffraction studies to consist of [(n-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 2}NH{sub 2}]+ cations and [UO{sub 2}(({underline n|-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 2}NCOS){sub 2}(S{sub 2}){sup -2} anions with the uranium atom at the center of an irregular hexagonal bipyramid. The uranyl oxygen atoms occupy the axial positions. The equatorial coordination plane contains the disulfide (S{sub 2}{sup -2}) group bonded in a "side-on" fashion, and two oxygen and two sulfur donor atoms from the monothiocarbamate ligands. Interatomic distances are S-S = 2.05(1) {Angstrom}, U-S= 2.714(3) {Angstrom} (disulfide); U-S= 2.871(3) {Angstrom} and U-O = 2.46(1) {Angstrom} (thiocarbamate); U-O = 1.81(1) {Angstrom} (uranyl), The nitrogen atom in the dipropylammonium cation is hydrogen bonded to the uranyl oxgyen atoms,
Date: May 1, 1981
Creator: Perry, Dale L.; Zalkin, Allan; Ruben, Helena & Templeton, David H.
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Prompt gamma activation analysis: An old technique made new

Description: The long list of contributors to the prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) project is important because it highlights the broad cast of active PGAA researchers from various facilities and backgrounds. PGAA is basically a simple process in principle that was traditionally difficult in application. It is an old technique that has for years been tied to and associated exclusively with nuclear reactor facilities, which has limited its acceptance as a general, analytical tool for identifying and quantifying elements or, more precisely, isotopes, whether radioactive or nonradioactive. Field use was not a viable option.
Date: December 1, 2002
Creator: English, Jerry; Firestone, Richard; Perry, Dale; Leung, Ka-Ngo; Reijonen, Jani; Garabedian, Glenn et al.
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