Formation and stability of U(V) during biological and abiotic reduction of uranium

  • Bots, Pieter (Principal Investigator)
  • Shaw, Samuel (Co-investigator)
  • Denecke, Melissa A. (Co-investigator)
  • Law, Gareth (Co-investigator)
  • Morris, Katherine (Co-investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Beamtime at the High-Brilliance X-ray Spectroscopy beamline (ID26) at ESRF, funded through ESRF.

Abstract of research proposal:
Recent studies have shown that HERFD-XANES has the potential to be used to study uranium speciation in complex environmental systems. In this study we propose to utilize HERFD-XANES to investigate U oxidation state and speciation in key abiotic and microbial biogeochemical processes, including U interaction with iron oxide minerals, and single culture microbial U reduction.
Effective start/end date20/04/1625/04/16


  • Earth and Environment
  • Uranium
  • M-edge spectroscopy
  • biogeochemistry

Research Output

Organic complexation of U(VI) in reducing soils at a natural analogue site: implications for uranium transport

Fuller, A. J., Leary, P., Gray, N. D., Davies, H. S., Mosselmans, J. F. W., Cox, F., Robinson, C. H., Pittman, J. K., McCann, C. M., Muir, M., Graham, M. C., Utsunomiya, S., Bower, W. R., Morris, K., Shaw, S., Bots, P., Livens, F. R. & Law, G. T. W., 28 Apr 2020, In : Chemosphere. 254, 33 p., 126859.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Uranium(V) incorporation mechanisms and stability in Fe(II)/Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides

    Roberts, H. E., Morris, K., Law, G. T. W., Mosselmans, J. F. W., Bots, P., Kvashnina, K. & Shaw, S., 19 Oct 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 4, 10, p. 421-426 6 p.

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  • 29 Citations (Scopus)
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