Formation of Uranium(IV) Colloidal Nanoparticles in Radioactive Waste Storage, Treatment and Disposal

  • Shaw, Samuel (Principal Investigator)
  • Kenyon, Graham (Co-investigator)
  • Neill, Tom (Co-investigator)
  • Bots, Pieter (Co-investigator)
  • Morris, Katherine (Co-investigator)
  • Pearce, Carolyn (Co-investigator)
  • Weatherill, Joshua (Co-investigator)
  • Bryan, Nick (Co-investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Beamtime at the Small Angle X-ray Scattering Beamline (I22) at Diamond Light Source funded through Diamond Light Source.

Abstract of research proposal:
Uranium(IV) colloids have the potential to greatly enhance the mobility of uranium in anaerobic systems, including contaminated land, geodisposal environments and radioactive waste storage facilities. Recent studies have shown that the presence of silicate has the potential to stabilise U(IV) in a colloidal form (particle size
Effective start/end date2/10/155/10/15


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