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Xps Study of the Oxidation State of Uranium Dioxide

DOI
https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2017.51022

AUTHORS

J A López, C Díaz Moreno, J Murillo and L Echegoyen

ABSTRACT

In this article we report an investigation of the oxidation state of uranium dioxide using X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, and by comparing to results obtained in previous studies. We find that uranium dioxide in powder appears to share its six valence electrons with the oxygen atoms to form crystalline UO3.

KEYWORDS

Uranium dioxide; XPS; Chemical shift; Oxidation states

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