Publication
Title
Combined SEM/EDX and micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis of uranium minerals from a former uranium mine
Author
Abstract
Samples of the secondary uranium minerals collected in the abandoned uranium mine at Pecs (Hungary) were investigated by two micro-techniques: scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDX) and micro-Raman spectroscopy (MRS). They were applied to locate U-rich particles and identify the chemical form and oxidation state of the uranium compounds. The most abundant mineral was a K and/or Na uranyl sulphate (zippeite group). U(VI) was also present in the form showing intensive Raman scattering at 860 cm−1 which can be attributed to uranium trioxide. This research has shown the successful application of micro-Raman spectroscopy for the identification of uranyl mineral species on the level of individual particles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of hazardous materials. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
0304-3894
Volume/pages
168:1(2009), p. 416-423
ISI
000267567600060
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.06.2009
Last edited 18.05.2017
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