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By Horst Geckeis, Thomas Rabung, Thorsten Schäfer (auth.), Stepan N. Kalmykov, Melissa A. Denecke (eds.)

This is the 1st booklet to hide actinide nano examine. it's of curiosity either for primary examine into the chemistry and physics of f-block components in addition to for utilized researchers resembling these learning the long term defense of nuclear waste disposal and constructing remediation concepts. The authors disguise very important problems with the formation of actinide nano-particles, their homes and constitution, environmental habit of colloids and nanoparticles concerning the secure disposal of nuclear wastes, modeling and complicated equipment of characterization on the nano-scale.

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This question is notably important when contaminated sites are investigated, where strong chemical gradients are active and variations in redox potential, pH and ionic strength are very favorable to colloid generation and mobilization. This might not be necessarily expected in the far field of nuclear waste repository or a contaminated site where such strong gradients are absent. 2 15 Actinide Colloid Mobility Studied in Laboratory and Field Experiments Extensive experimental studies have been carried out to elucidate and quantify the humic/fulvic colloid facilitated migration of actinides in a sandy aquifer system relevant to the tentative high level nuclear waste disposal site in Germany at Gorleben.

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