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The anodic dissolution of uranium dioxide—II. In carbonate solutions

Nicol, M.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-8757-161X and Needes, C.R.S. (1977) The anodic dissolution of uranium dioxide—II. In carbonate solutions. Electrochimica Acta, 22 (12). pp. 1381-1384.

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The anodic dissolution of uranium dioxide in alkaline carbonate solutions has been studied. Steady-state potentiostatic and cyclic voltammetric measurements have been shown to be consistent with a mechanism that involves a rate-determining two-electron transfer reaction. The presence of insulating uranium(VI) films on the surface at high anodic potentials has been confirmed by the use of ring-disc electrode measurements and characterized by X-ray-diffraction analyses. The dissolution behaviour of the films has been characterized and compared with that of samples of synthetic uranium trioxide and uranyl carbonate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1977 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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