Controlling oxidation states in uranium oxides through epitaxial stabilization

TitleControlling oxidation states in uranium oxides through epitaxial stabilization
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBurrell AK, McCleskey TM, Shukla P, Wang H, Durakiewicz T, Moore DP, Olson CG, Joyce JJ, Jia Q
Journal TitleAdvanced Materials
Volume19
Pages3559-+
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0935-9648
Accession NumberISI:000250992000023
Keywordsair, films, INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY, UO2
Abstract

We have demonstrated that oxidation states in uranium-oxides such as UO2 and U3O8 can be controlled through epitaxial stabilization by growing single-crystal-like films. We have further shown that the growth of polymorphic uranium oxides is feasible by using different substrates with appropriate in-plane lattice parameters. The clearly improved stability of epitaxial uranium-oxides illustrates the significance of crystal lattice pinning on the control of surface chemistry of materials.

DOI10.1002/adma.200701157
Alternate JournalAdv. Mater.