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2008 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

March 24-28, 2008 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Jeffrey C. Gelpey, Robert J. Hamers, Paul Muralt, Christine A. Orme

Symposium NN : Actinides IV---Basic Science, Applications, and Technology

2008-03-25   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Brandon Chung Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt Auburn University
Thomas Gouder Institute for Transuranium Elements
David Shuh Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Joe Thompson Los Alamos National Laboratory

Symposium Support

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Actinide Steering Committee (LLNL)
NN1: Phase Transformation and Metallurgy
Session Chairs
Michael Fluss
Tuesday PM, March 25, 2008
Room 2014 (Moscone West)

9:15 AM - NN1:PhaseTrans
Introduction

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9:30 AM - **NN1.1
Low-Temperature Martensitic and Pressure-Induced δ to α’ Phase Transformations in a Pu-Ga Alloy.

Adam Schwartz 1 , Mark Wall 2 , Daniel Farber 2 , Kevin Moore 2 , Kerri Blobaum 2
1 Physical Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Chemistry, Materials, Energy, and Life Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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10:00 AM - **NN1.2
Unusual Electronic Phase Transitions of f-Electron Metals at High Pressures.

Choong-Shik Yoo 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States

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10:45 AM - NN1.4
High Pressure Phase Transformations in Heavy Rare Earth Metals and Connections to Actinide Crystal Structures.

Yogesh Vohra 1 , Kevin Hope 2 , Andrew Stemshorn 1
1 Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 2 Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama, United States

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11:00 AM - *
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11:30 AM - **NN1.5
Influence of Radiation Damage in Pu(Am) Alloys.

Scott McCall 1 , Michael Fluss 1 , Brandon Chung 1 , Richard Haire 2
1 , LLNL, Livermore, California, United States, 2 , ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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12:00 PM - NN1.6
Ambient-temperature Conditioning as a Probe of Double-C Transformation Mechanisms in Pu-2.0 at. % Ga.

Jason Jeffries 1 , Kerri Blobaum 1 , Mark Wall 1 , Adam Schwartz 1
1 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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12:15 PM - NN1.7
Enabling the Upper-C Curve in Pu-Ga Alloy TTT Diagrams.

Kerri Blobaum 1 , Jason Jeffries 1 , Mark Wall 1 , Adam Schwartz 2
1 Chemistry, Materials, Earth, and Life Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Physical Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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12:30 PM - NN1.8
Solute Diffusion and Self-Irradiation Damage in δ-phase Pu-Ga Alloys.

Franz Freibert 1 , Tarik Saleh 1 , Albert Migliori 1 , Jeremy Mitchell 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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12:45 PM - NN1.9
Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy Studies of Alpha and Delta Phase Plutonium Alloys.

Tarik Saleh 1 , Albert Migliori 2 , Franz Freibert 1
1 Materals Science and Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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2008-03-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Brandon Chung Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt Auburn University
Thomas Gouder Institute for Transuranium Elements
David Shuh Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Joe Thompson Los Alamos National Laboratory
NN7: Poster Session: Actinides
Session Chairs
Scott McCall
James Tobin
Thursday PM, March 27, 2008
Salon Level (Marriott)

9:00 PM - NN7.1
Soft X-ray Studies of Pu Electronic Structure: Past Lessons and Future Directions.

James Tobin 1 , Sung Woo Yu 1
1 , LLNS-LLC, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.10
FT-IR Spectroscopy Study of Corrosion Mechanisms of Actinides Alloys.

Veronique Magnien 1 , Marx Cadignan 1 , Olivier Faivret 1 , Gaelle Rosa 1
1 , CEA VALDUC, Is sur Tille France

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9:00 PM - NN7.11
Multi Scale Study of Self-irradiation Effects in Plutonium Alloys.

Lilian Berlu 1 , Gerald Jomard 2 , Gaelle Rosa 1
1 , CEA-centre de Valduc, Is sur Tille France, 2 , CEA-Bruyères le Châtel, Bruyères le Châtel France

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9:00 PM - NN7.12
A Modelling Study of Gas Radiolytic Decomposition by Actinides Materials.

Lilian Berlu 1 , Gaelle Rosa 1
1 , CEA-centre de Valduc, Is sur Tille France

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9:00 PM - NN7.13
Uranium Complexes Supported by Redox Active Ligands: Electronic Structure, Bonding and Reactivity.

Eric Schelter 1 , Brian Scott 1 , Joe Thompson 1 , David Morris 1 , Jaqueline Kiplinger 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.14
Analytical Model of Defect Configurational Entropy of PuO2-x and CeO2-x.

Petrica Cristea 1 , Marius Stan 2
1 Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest - Magurele Romania, 2 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.15
Stability of Uranophane, Soddyite, Sodium Weeksite and Sodium Boltwoodite in the Presence of Hydrogen Peroxide.

Karrie-Ann Kubatko 1 , Alex Burum 1
1 Geological Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.16
Actinide Sample Preparation for Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics.

Mark Wall 1 , Jessee Welch 1 , Adam Schwartz 1 , Michael Fluss 1
1 CMLES, LLNL, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.17
Thermodynamics of Actinide Alloys: Results and Challenges.

Patrice Turchi 1
1 CMELS Directorate (L-352), LLNL, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.18
Systematic Evaluation of the Ammonium-actinide-fluoride System.

G. W. Chinthaka Silva 1 , Garry Cerefice 1 , Ken Czerwinski 1
1 Harry Reid center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.19
Search for Charge Density Waves in α-Np and α-Pu.

Martin Butterfield 1 , Mark Wall 1 , Kevin Moore 1
1 Chemistry and Matrials Science, Lawrence Livermore Nationa Labs, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.2
The Utilization of Spin Polarized Photoelectron Spectroscopy as a Probe of Electron Correlation with an Ultimate Goal of Pu.

James Tobin 1 , Sung Woo Yu 1 , Brandon Chung 1 , Simon Morton 2 1 3 , Takashi Komesu 3 , G. Waddill 3
1 , LLNS-LLC, Livermore, California, United States, 2 , LBNL, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 , University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.20
Direct Energy Conversion Nano-hybrid Fuel.

Liviu Popa-Simil 1 , Claudiu Muntele 2
1 , LAVM LLC, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 , CIM_AAMURI, Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.21
Recoil Based Fuel Breeding Fuel Structure.

Liviu Popa-Simil 1 , Claudiu Muntele 2
1 , LAVM LLC, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 , CIM_AAMURI, Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.22
Influence of Lattice Expansion on the 5f electrons in Pu(Am).

Michael Fluss 1 , Scott McCall 1 , Brandon Chung 1 , Richard Haire 2
1 , LLNL, Livermore, California, United States, 2 , ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.23
Optical Properties Of Single Crystalline UO2 Determined By Ellipsometric Spectroscopy.

Wigbert Siekhaus 1
1 , LLNL, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.3
Adsorption of Uraniumm(VI) on Silica Particles Modified with Functional Groups.

Naofumi Kozai 1 , Yoshinori Suzuki 1 , Takuya Nankawa 1 , Fuminori Sakamoto 1 , Toshihiko Ohnuki 1 , Arokiasamy Francis 2
1 Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki Japan, 2 Environmental Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.4
Suppression of Hidden Order and Emergence of Ferromagnetism in URu2-xRexSi2.

Nicholas Butch 1 2 , Jason Jeffries 1 2 , Benjamin Yukich 1 2 , Todd Sayles 1 2 , Johnpierre Paglione 1 2 , Pei-Chun Ho 1 2 , M. Maple 1 2
1 Department of Physics, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States, 2 Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.5
Physical Property Changes in Aging Plutonium Alloys.

Brandon Chung 1 , Stephen Thompson 1
1 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.6
Pentavalent Uranium Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity.

Christopher Graves 1 , Ping Yang 1 , Anthony Vaughn 2 , Brian Scott 1 , Joe Thompson 1 , P. Jeffrey Hay 1 , David Morris 1 , Jaqueline Kiplinger 1
1 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 , University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.7
Steric Control of Actinide Reactivity: Synthesis and Chemistry of a Uranium Metallocene that Bridges the Gap Between Sterically Crowded and Sterically Normal Complexes.

Justin Walensky 1 , William Evans 1 , Filipp Furche 1 , Arnold Rheingold 2 , Antonio DiPasquale 2
1 Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, United States, 2 Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

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9:00 PM - NN7.8
In Situ Formation and Identification of Uranium Minerals in Waste Form Concrete.

Shas Mattigod 1 , Dawn Wellman 1 , Bruce Arey 1 , Marcus Wood 2
1 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 , Fluor Hanford Inc., Richland, Washington, United States

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