Complementary application of various spectroscopic techniques and their combination with theoretical approaches can lead to a more profound understanding of structures, thermodynamics and kinetics of actinide complex formation. The workshop focuses on recent advances in actinide chemistry from both a spectroscopic and theoretical point of view. It covers vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman), laser-induced spectroscopy (luminescence and photoacoustic), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and quantum chemical calculations. Improvements of in situ experimental setups, applications of quantum chemical methods in predictive and interpretative ways as well as new data processing algorithms are major topics. Extended discussions shall be placed on current developments of the mentioned spectroscopic methods towards more challenging environmental conditions (such as basic pH values, low actinide concentrations), enhancing techniques to resolve kinetic processes, extending the range of covered elements and redox states, increasing spatial resolution, and improving signal-to-noise ratios of these methods.
Advanced Techniques in Actinide Spectroscopy
Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
November, 05-07, 2012