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4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar: Towards Tailoring Atomic Scale Distributions Within Heavy Element Nanostructures: Pairing Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry With Advanced X-ray Characterization
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman

Nanostructures (particularly with sizes below 10 nm) are inherently challenging to characterize on the atomic scale, due to broadening which occurs in diffraction-based characterization methods, and the high concentration of surface defects and energy-minimization effects. Characterization challenges compound when investigating nanoscale actinide oxides, such as uranium oxide, due to radioactive sample constraints and rich electronic structure which can potentially stabilize a wide range of crystallographic arrangements.