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ACTINIDE BOND properties in gas, liquid and solid state

Project description

Getting a closer look at ephemeral and enigmatic actinides

Prior to World War II, most of the actinide series elements were unknown. By the 1960s, scientists had synthetically 'created' all 15, from actinium to lawrencium. Every actinide isotope is radioactive and quite rare, so characterising their properties has been no easy task. The resurgence in interest in nuclear energy to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions has been largely responsible for a renaissance when it comes to these elements. The EU-funded THE ACTINIDE BOND project will apply state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods to enhance our understanding of actinide bonding in the gas, liquid and solid state. The project will not only support actinide chemistry but also advance quantum chemical theoretical methods.

Host institution

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 915,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 915,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

See on map

Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00