A PhD position is available in the group of Dr. Andy Kerridge at the University of Lancaster, UK. The project is entitled “Towards a general understanding of actinide covalency”. Details can be found here
Dithio- and Diselenophosphinate Thorium(VI) and Uranium(IV) Complexes: Molecular and Electronic Structures, Spectroscopy, and Transmetalation Reactivity is published in Inorganic Chemistry. This is our first study in collaboration with the Walensky group at the University of Missouri.
Assessing Covalency in Cerium and Uranium Hexachlorides: A Correlated Wavefunction and Density Functional Theory Study is published in Inorganics. This is our fifth multiconfigurational study of Ce compounds.
The importance of second shell effects in the simulation of hydrated Sr2+ hydroxide complexes is published in Dalton Transactions. This is our third publication regarding strontium coordination.
A nice infographic summarising results of a YouGov survey on behalf of the Nuclear Industry Association from Novermber 2014.
Despite public perception, nuclear new build is at a 25 year high, according to this BBC report. Many new reactors are being built in China, which views nuclear energy as a proven low-carbon technology.
A Guardian article on the rising cost of the Sellafield remediation project.