Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

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.

Link to Published Version:
*Subscription may be required


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.
Item Control Page Item Control Page