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2012 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 9-13, 2012 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Lara A. Estroff, Jun Liu, Kornelius Nielsch, Kazumi Wada

Symposium Y : Actinides-Basic Science, Applications, and Technology

2012-04-10   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sung Woo Yu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tomasz Durakiewicz, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Corwin Booth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter C. Burns, University of Notre Dame
Roberto Caciuffo, European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Transuranium Elements

Symposium Support

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Y2: Nuclear Technology and Materials II
Session Chairs
Melissa Denecke
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018

2:30 AM - *Y2.1
Aqueous Solvation and Extractant Complexation Mechanisms of Np(III): A Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Dynamics Study

Aurora E Clark 1

1Washington State University Pullman USA

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3:00 AM - Y2.2
SAXS Study of Helium Bubbles in Plutonium

Tony van Buuren 1 Trevor Willey 1 Jason Jeffries 1 Mark Wall 1 Jan Ilavsky 2 Patrick Allen 1

1LLNL Livermore USA2Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA

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3:15 AM - *Y2.3
Redox Speciation of Technetium-99 as Interrogated by Nanometer-sized Metal Oxides

Lynn Carol Francesconi 1 Benjamin P Burton-Pye 1 Ivana Radivojevic 1 Donna McGregor 1 Ghada Al Kadamany 1 Israel M Mbomekalle 1 Eric Weis 2 Wayne W Lukens 3 Silvia S Jurisson 2

1Hunter College of the City University of New York New York USA2University of Missouri Columbia USA3The Glenn T. Seaborg Center, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley USA

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3:45 AM - Y2.4
Cation-cation Interactions in Neptunyl(V) Compounds: Structures, Magnetism, and Vibrational Spectroscopy

Geng Bang Jin 1 S. Skanthakumar 1 L. Soderholm 1

1Argonne National Lab Argonne USA

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4:00 AM -
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Y3: Condensed Matter I
Session Chairs
Tomasz Durakiewicz
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018

4:30 AM - *Y3.1
Heavy Fermion Superconductivity: 5fs vs 4fs

Zach Fisk 1

1University of California Irvine Irvine USA

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5:00 AM - *Y3.2
Localization vs Delocalization of 5f Electrons in Actinides: Dual Nature and Electron Spectroscopies

Gertrud E. Zwicknagl 1

1TU Braunschweig Braunschweig Germany

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5:30 AM - *Y3.3
Aldol Chemistry in Gas-phase Uranyl Complexes

Daniel Rios 1 John K Gibson 1

1Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley USA

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Y1: Nuclear Technology and Materials I
Session Chairs
Gerry Lander
Tuesday AM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018

9:15 AM -
OPENING REMARKS

9:30 AM - *Y1.1
Ab initio Study of Advanced Metallic Nuclear Fuels for Fast Breeder Reactors

Alexander Landa 1 Per Soederlind 1 Blazej Grabowski 1 Patrice E Turchi 1 Andrei V Ruban 2 Levente Vitos 2

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA2Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Sweden

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10:00 AM - Y1.2
Americium Speciation in Plutonium - Uranium Mixed Oxide

Claude Degueldre 1 Matthias Martin 1 Daniel Grolimund 2 Cyprien Mieszczynski 1 Cedruc Cozzo 1 Jenna Poonoosamy 1 Dmitrii Kulik 1

1PSI Villigen Switzerland2PSI Villigen Switzerland

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10:15 AM - *Y1.3
Monitoring the Temperature Profile and Mechanism of Plutonium Hydriding

Cheng K Saw 1 John M Haschke 1 Patrick G Allen 1 William McLean 1 Long N Dinh 1

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA

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10:45 AM - Y1.4
Hydrogen-Vacancy Effects in Pu- 2 at. % Ga Alloys

Daniel S Schwartz 1 Scott Richmond 1 Christopher D Taylor 2

1Los Alamos National Lab Los Alamos USA2Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - *Y1.5
Highly Resolved Synchrotron-based Investigations for Investigations Related to Nuclear Waste Disposal

Melissa Anne Denecke 1

1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe Germany

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12:00 PM - Y1.6
Study of a Protected Catchment Basin: Inventory of Natural and Anthropogenic Radionuclides

Amelie Leclercq 1 Violaine Philippini 1 Christophe Den Auwer 1 Herve Michel 1 Vittorio Barci 1 Genevieve Barci-Funel 1

1Universiteacute; de Nice Sophia-Antipolis Nice France

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12:15 PM - *Y1.7
Models of Mixed Metal-oxide Interfaces for Atomistic Materials Simulations

Steve Valone 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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12:45 PM - Y1.8
Longevity of Plutonium-238 Heat Sources

Roberta Mulford 1 Paul Richardson 1 Joseph Hickey 1 Rene Chavarria 1

1los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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2012-04-11   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sung Woo Yu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tomasz Durakiewicz, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Corwin Booth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter C. Burns, University of Notre Dame
Roberto Caciuffo, European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Transuranium Elements

Symposium Support

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Y5: Condensed Matter III
Session Chairs
Gertrud Zwicknagl
Wednesday PM, April 11, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018

2:30 AM - *Y5.1
Phonon Anomalies in alpha;-uranium

Peter S Riseborough 1

1Temple University Philadelphia USA

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3:00 AM - Y5.2
Measurement of the Phonon Density of States of PuO2(+2%Ga)

Michael E. Manley 1 Jason R Jeffries 1 Ayman Said 2 Chris Marianetti 3 Hyunchae Cynn 1 Bogdan Leu 2 Mark Wall 1

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA2Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA3Columbia University New York USA

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3:15 AM - Y5.3
A Preponderance of Elastic Properties of Alpha Plutonium Measured Via Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

Tarik A Saleh 1 Adam M Farrow 1 Franz J Freibert 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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3:30 AM - Y5.4
Accurate Prediction of the Properties of Actinides: The Dirac Equation in Electronic Structure Calculations

John M Wills 1 Ann E Mattsson 2

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA2Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque USA

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3:45 AM - Y5.5
Spin Fluctuations in PuAl2

W. J. Nellis 1 J. C Griveau 2 K. Gofryk 2 3 S. Heathman 2 J. Rebizant 2 E. Colineau 2

1Harvard University Cambridge USA2Institute for Transuranium Elements Karlruhe 76125 Germany3Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos 87545 USA

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4:00 AM -
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4:30 AM - *Y5.6
A Comparison of Electronic Structure Approximations for the Ground States of AnO2, An= U, Np, Pu

Richard L. Martin 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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5:00 AM - Y5.7
Electronic Structure and Stability of Hyperstoichiometric UO2+x under Pressure

Jianwei Wang 1 Rodeny C Ewing 1 Udo Becker 1

1University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA

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5:15 AM - *Y5.8
Solid-state NMR Study of Actinide Dioxides

Yo Tokunaga 1 Hironori Sakai 1 Shinsaku Kambe 1

1Japan Atomic Energy Agency Tokai-mura, Naka, Ibaraki Japan

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5:45 AM - Y5.9
Temperature-dependent Lattice Dynamics for bcc U from First-principles Theory

Per Soderlind 1 Lin Yang 1 Blazej Grabowski 1 Alexander Landa 1

1LLNL Livermore USA

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Y4: Condensed Matter II
Session Chairs
Corwin Booth
Wednesday AM, April 11, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018

9:15 AM - *Y4.1
Magnetization in Normal and Superconducting States of Heavy Fermion Actinide Superconductor

Yoshinori Haga 1

1Japan Atomic Energy Agency Tokai Japan

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9:45 AM - *Y4.2
Emergent Behavior in Actinoid-based Intermetallics: A Look at AnPd5Al2

Krzysztof Gofryk 1

1Los Alamos National Lab. Los Alamos USA

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10:15 AM - *Y4.3
Synthesis and Basic Properties of CePd5Al2 and PuPd5Al2 Systems

Jean-Christophe Griveau 1 Krzysztof Gofryk 1 2 Eric Colineau 1 Rebizant Jean 1 Roberto Caciuffo 1

1Institute for Transuranium Elements, European Commission Karlsruhe Germany2Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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10:45 AM - Y4.4
Strong-coupling d-wave Superconductivity in PuCoGa5 Probed by Point Contact Spectroscopy

M. Tortello 1 D. Daghero 1 G. A Ummarino 1 J. C Griveau 2 E. Colineau 2 R. Eloirdi 2 A. B Schick 2 3 J. Kolorenc 3 A. I Lichtenstein 4 R. Caciuffo 2

1Politecnico di Torino Torino Italy2European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements Karlsruhe Germany3Institute of Physics, ASCR Prague Czech Republic4University of Hamburg Hamburg Germany

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - *Y4.5
Unconventional Superconductivity in PuCoIn5: An NQR Investigation

Georgios Koutroulakis 1 Hiroshi Yasuoka 1 2 Hiroyuki Chudo 1 2 Eric D Bauer 1 Joe D Thompson 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA2Japan Atomic Energy Agency Tokai Japan

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12:00 PM - Y4.6
Electron Energy-loss Spectroscopy of the Plutonium N4,5 Absorption Edge in Soilds from Environmental Specimens

Edgar C Buck 1

1Pacific Northwest National Lab Richland USA

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12:15 PM - *Y4.7
Electronic Structure and Hybridization in Pu Materials

J. J. Joyce 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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12:45 PM - Y4.8
PuPt2In7 and Pu2PtGa8 - Two New Members of the lsquo;115rsquo;-Type Family of Compounds

Paul H Tobash 1 Brian L Scott 1 Jeremy N Mitchell 1 Filip Ronning 1 Joe D Thompson 1 Eric D Bauer 1

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA

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