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Initiative gains visibility at international meeting

Edgar’s 30-minute talk focused on, “Nanoparticle Plutonium Oxalate Formation, Growth, and Morphology with Advanced in-situ Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy.” His involvement in the conference was funded by NPSI.

Three other staff from PNNL also presented at the meeting. They, and their presentation titles, are: EED’s Amanda Casella (PuF4 Lattice Effects Due to Aging); the National Security Directorate’s Dave Meier (Plutonium Oxide Processing Platform for Nuclear Forensics Applications); and the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate’s Herman Cho (Evaluation of Covalency in PuF4 by 19F NMR Spectroscopy). Amanda also leads a NPSI project.

According to conference organizers, the meeting provides an international forum for discussion of current research on physical and chemical properties of plutonium and other actinide elements in complex systems. In bringing the community together from diverse disciplines, the conference sought to enhance the dialogue among scientists and engineers on the fundamental properties of plutonium and technological consequences.


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