UV/Vis

Paper on Novel Spectroelectrochemical Technique

A windowless electrochemical cell for the spectroscopic investigation of the liquid-liquid interface, using a dual droplet configuration, has been designed. The setup permits in situ probing of the bulk solutions and the interfacial region by fibre-optic UV-vis spectroscopy, microfocus X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental mapping, and microfocus X-ray absorption near-edge structure (micro-XANES) spectroscopy. The electrodeposition of …

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Review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals

Roger and Sven, together with Joop ter Horst (University of Delft), have published a review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals – A Molecular Perspective R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder & J.H. ter Horst Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 52 (2013) 2166–2179. DOI:10.1002/anie.201204824 German version: Keimbildung organischer Kristalle aus molekularer Sichtweise R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder …

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Paper on Uranium/Plutonium Dioxide Dissolution in Nitric Acid

A joint paper with NNL on uranium/plutonium dioxide dissolution in nitric acid has been published. The Chemistry of (U,Pu)O2 Dissolution in Nitric Acid M.J. Carrott, P.M.A. Cook, O.D. Fox, C.J. Maher & S.L.M. Schroeder Procedia Chemistry 7 (2012) 92-97. DOI:10.1016/j.proche.2012.10.017 Last updated: 11th November, 2012

Sin-Yuen Wins Chemical Engineering Course Prize

Congratulations are in order to our team member Sin-Yuen Chang, who has just been awarded the Course Prize for being the highest performing student on the MEng Chemical Engineering degree programme of the School. Sin-Yuen has just completed her MEng final year dissertation research with us, carrying out mechanistic studies of Au-catalysed aerobic oxidations of …

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Sven’s Quick Guide to Measuring a Good Absorption Spectrum

The rule to remember is this: “When you measure absorption spectra (X-ray, UV, Vis, IR…) in transmission mode then you must not have any feature in the spectrum with an absorbance higher than approximately 1.2.” The principles from which this follows are nicely explained here: http://www.chemguide.co.uk/analysis/uvvisible/beerlambert.html For an absorbance of 1 90% of the incident …

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