Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

, Volume 51, Issue 12, pp 1937–1944 | Cite as

Interaction of neptunyl with goethite (α-FeOOH), maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), and hematite (α-Fe2O3) in water as probed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

  • A. Yu. Teterin
  • K. I. Maslakov
  • Yu. A. Teterin
  • S. N. Kalmykov
  • K. E. Ivanov
  • L. Vukcevic
  • A. B. Khasanova
  • N. S. Shcherbina
Physical Methods of Investigation


The sorption behavior is studied and the physicochemical neptunium species existing on the surface of goethite (α-FeOOH), maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), and hematite (α-Fe2O3) are determined. Solvent extraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are used to determine the neptunium surface species. The ion and elemental composition of the surface of the minerals and surface neptunyl NpO 2 + complexes is determined using these data. Compounds containing neptunium(IV) or neptunium(VI) ions do not appear; rather, neptunyl (Np(V)O 2 + group is complexed with surface hydroxide groups of α-FeOOH, γ-Fe2O3, and α-Fe2O3. Presumably, the oxygen atoms of iron oxides and water and/or carbonate (CO 3 2- ) or nitrate (NO 3 - ) group lie in the equatorial plane of the neptunyl (NpO 2 + ) group.


Hematite Goethite Maghemite Neptunium Electron Binding Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Teterin
    • 1
  • K. I. Maslakov
    • 2
  • Yu. A. Teterin
    • 2
  • S. N. Kalmykov
    • 3
  • K. E. Ivanov
    • 2
  • L. Vukcevic
    • 4
  • A. B. Khasanova
    • 3
  • N. S. Shcherbina
    • 3
  1. 1.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian Research Center Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow State UniversityVorob’evy gory, MoscowRussia
  4. 4.University of MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro

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