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Six degrees of actinide separation

Effective separations underpin actinide science and technologies. Here, we provide an overview of six recently reported approaches.

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Fig. 1: Recent advances in actinide separations.


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We would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Separations and Heavy Element Chemistry Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) under contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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Peterson, A., Wacker, J.N. Six degrees of actinide separation. Nat Rev Chem 8, 408–409 (2024).

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