Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Furche-Los Alamos study reveals new plutonium attribute

Thu, 03/09/2017

AirUCI faculty Filipp Furche's work is the basis for a collaborative study of plutonium with Los Alamos National Laboratory.  This finding uncovered a significant new chemical attribute of plutonium—the identification and structural verification of the +2 oxidation state in a molecular system—and marks out plutonium, already known for its extremely complex chemistry, as the actinide element with the largest number of confirmed oxidation states.
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