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Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)

Molecular Speciation

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Understanding solvent dynamics, chemical reactivity, solute organization, and pre-nucleation species in highly alkaline systems of concentrated electrolytes.

  • What are the structural and dynamic properties of the solution and the water-solvated tetrahedral and octahedral anions?
  • What controls the transitions between these structures and other geometries?
  • How do other electrolytes perturb coordination geometries to influence the aggregation of ions in the fluid phase, leading to polymerization, pre-nucleation species, and precipitation?

IDREAM Research Center


Master molecular–to–mesoscale chemical and physical phenomena at interfaces in complex environments characterized by extremes in alkalinity and low-water activity, and driven far from equilibrium by ionizing radiation.

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