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Oxidation state and coordination surrounding of iron and uranium in sodium aluminum iron phosphate glasses

  • S. V. StefanovskyEmail author
  • A. A. Shiryaev
  • Yu. A. Teterin
  • S. N. Kalmykov
  • Ya. S. Glazkova


The oxidation state of Fe and U and the coordination surrounding of Fe in uranium-containing sodium aluminum iron phosphate glasses were determined by analysis of the FeK and UL3 X-ray absorption nearedge structure (XANES), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Mössbauer spectroscopy on 57Fe nuclei. Uranium is present in the glasses in the form of U(V) and U(VI), and iron, in the form of Fe(III) and Fe(II), mainly in the distorted octahedral surrounding. The fraction of U in various oxidation states depends on the form of untroducing uranium (UO2 or UO3) and on the oxide concentration. With an increase in the UO3 concentration in glasses, the fraction of U(VI) increases and the fraction Fe(III) relative to Fe(II) decreases.


iron uranium sodium aluminum iron phosphate glasses XANES method X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy Mössbauer spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Stefanovsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Shiryaev
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu. A. Teterin
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. N. Kalmykov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ya. S. Glazkova
    • 2
  1. 1.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Radiochemistry ChairMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.National Research Centre Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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