9. Foreword to the special virtual issue on Actinide physics and chemistry with synchrotron radiation. K. O. Kvashnina, S. M. Butorin, S. Wang, and W. Shi, J. Synchrotron Radiat., vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 1131–1132, (2022), doi: 10.1107/S1600577522007019

8. Uranium Reduction by Magnetite – Mechanism of UO 2 Formation Monitored by STEM, SAED and EELS. T. LaGrange, Z. Pan, B. Bártová, S. M. Butorin, N. C. Hyatt, M. C. Stennett, K. O. Kvashnina, and R. Bernier-Latmani, Microsc. Microanal. 28, 2444 (2022), doi: 10.1017/S1431927622009370

7. High Surface Area “3D Graphene Oxide” for Enhanced Sorption of Radionuclides. N. Boulanger, A. S. Kuzenkova, A. Iakunkov, A. Nordenström, A. Y. Romanchuk, A. L. Trigub, P. V. Zasimov, M. Prodana, M. Enachescu, S. Bauters, L. Amidani, K. O. Kvashnina, S. N. Kalmykov, and A. V. Talyzin, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 9, 2200510 (2022),

6. To form or not to form: PuO2 nanoparticles at acidic pH, E. Gerber, A.Yu. Romanchuk, S. Weiss, A. Kuzenkova, M. O. J. Hunault, S. Bauters, A. Egorov, S. M. Butorin, S. N. Kalmykov and K. O. Kvashnina, Environ. Science: Nano, 2022,

5. HERFD-XANES and RIXS Study on the Electronic Structure of Trivalent Lanthanides across a Series of Isostructural Compounds, P. Zasimov, L. Amidani, M. Retegan, O. Walter, R. Caciuffo and K. O. Kvashnina, Inorg. Chem., 2022, acs.inorgchem.1c01525.

4. Effective coordination numbers from EXAFS: general approaches for lanthanide and actinide dioxide, A. Y. Romanchuk, A. L. Trigub, T. V. Plakhova, A. S. Kuzenkova, R. D. Svetogorov, K. O. Kvashnina and S. N. Kalmykov, J. Synchrotron Radiat., 29,

3. High-Energy Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy at Actinide M 4,5 and Ligand K Edges: What We Know, What We Want to Know, and What We Can Know. K. O. Kvashnina and S. M. Butorin, Chem. Commun. 327 (2022). DOI

2. Insights into the Electronic Structure of a U(IV) Amido and U(V) Imido Complex, Köhler, L.; Patzschke, M.; Bauters, S.; Vitova, T.; Butorin, S. M.; Kvashnina, K.; Schmidt, M.; März, J.; Stumpf, T. , Chemistry – A European Journal, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200119

1. Application of Multi-Edge HERFD-XAS to Assess the Uranium Valence Electronic Structure in Potassium Uranate (KUO3) R. Bes, G. Leinders, and K. Kvashnina, J. Synchrotron Radiat. 29, 21 (2022).


14. Probing the Local Coordination of Hexavalent Uranium and the Splitting of 5f Orbitals Induced by Chemical Bonding. L. Amidani, M. Retegan, A. Volkova, K. Popa, P. M. Martin, and K. O. Kvashnina, Inorg. Chem. 60, 16286 (2021).

13. Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of Dominant Uranium(V) Brannerites in the UTi 2– x Al x O 6 System. M. C. Dixon Wilkins, L. M. Mottram, E. R. Maddrell, M. C. Stennett, C. L. Corkhill, K. O. Kvashnina, and N. C. Hyatt, Inorg. Chem. 60, 18112 (2021).

12. Insight into the structure–property relationship of UO2 nanoparticles.Gerber, E., Romanchuk, A. Y., Weiss, S., Bauters, S., Schacherl, B., Vitova, T., Hübner, R., Shams Aldin Azzam, S., Detollenaere, D., Banerjee, D., Butorin, S. M., Kalmykov, S. N., & Kvashnina, K. O, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 8(4), 1102-10(2021)

11. The State of Platinum in Pyrrhotite: X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study and Implications for the Role of Fe Sulfides as Platinum Carriers. O. N. Filimonova, A. L. Trigub, M. S. Nickolsky, D. A. Chareev, K. O. Kvashnina, E. V. Kovalchuk, I. V. Vikentyev, V. L. Reukov, and B. R. Tagirov, Mineral. Mag. 85, 846 (2021). DOI:

10. The application of HEXS and HERFD XANES for accurate structural characterization of actinide nanomaterials: application to ThO₂. Amidani, L.; Vaughan, G. B. M.; Plakhova, T. V.; Romanchuk, A. Y.; Gerber, E.; Svetogorov, R.; Weiß, S.; Joly, Y.; Kalmykov, S. N.; Kvashnina, K., Chemistry – A European Journal, 4 (27), 252-63 (2020) DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003360

9. ROBL-II at ESRF: a synchrotron toolbox for actinide research. Scheinost, A. C., Claussner, J., Exner, J., Feig, M., Findeisen, S., Hennig, C., Kvashnina, K. O., Naudet, D., Prieur, D., Rossberg, A., Schmidt, M., Qiu, C., Colomp, P., Cohen, C., Dettona, E., Dyadkin, V., & Stumpf, T., Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 28(1), 333-49 (2021).

8. Biomineralization of Uranium-Phosphates Fueled by Microbial Degradation of Isosaccharinic Acid (ISA). Kuippers G, Morris K, Townsend LT, Bots P, Kvashnina K, Bryan ND, et al, Environmental Science & Technology, 55(8), 4597–606 (2021)

7. Thermoelectricity and electronic properties of Y1-xCexCrB4. Flipo S, Rosner H, Bobnar M, Kvashnina KO, Leithe-Jasper A, Gumeniuk R., Phys. Rev. B, vol. 103, no. 19, p. 195121, (2021),

6. 5f states in UGa2 probed by x-ray spectroscopies. Kolomiets A V., Paukov M, Valenta J, Chatterjee B, Andreev A V., Kvashnina KO, et al. Phys. Rev. B 104, 045119 (2021),

5. X-Ray Studies Bridge the Molecular and Macro Length Scales during the Emergence of CoO Assemblies. L. Grote, C. A. Zito, K. Frank, A.-C. Dippel, P. Reisbeck, K. Pitala, K. O. Kvashnina, S. Bauters, B. Detlefs, O. Ivashko, P. Pandit, M. Rebber, S. Y. Harouna-Mayer, B. Nickel, and D. Koziej, Nat. Commun. 12, 4429 (2021)

4. Valence fluctuations in the 3D + 3 modulated Yb 3 Co 4 Ge 13 Remeika phase. M. Feig, L. Akselrud, M. Motylenko, M. Bobnar, J. Wagler, K. O. Kvashnina, V. Levytskyi, D. Rafaja, A. Leithe-Jasper and R. Gumeniuk, Dalt. Trans., 2021, 104, 045119

3. Formation of plutonium( iv ) silicate species in very alkaline reactive media. P. Estevenon, T. Dumas, P. L. Solari, E. Welcomme, S. Szenknect, A. Mesbah, K. O. Kvashnina, P. Moisy, C. Poinssot and N. Dacheux, Dalt. Trans., 2021, 50, 12528–12536

2. Behavior of implanted Xe, Kr and Ar in nanodiamonds and thin graphene stacks: experiment and modeling. A. A. Shiryaev, A. Trigub, E. N. Voronina, K. O. Kvashnina and V. L. Bukhovets, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., , DOI:10.1039/D1CP02600C

1. Uranium remobilisation in anoxic deep rock-groundwater system in response to late Quaternary climate changes – Results from Forsmark, Sweden J. Suksi, E.-L. Tullborg, I. Pidchenko, L. Krall, B. Sandström, K. Kaksonen, T. Vitova, K. O. Kvashnina and J. Göttlicher, Chem. Geol., 2021, 120551


15. Nanoscale mechanism of UO2 formation through uranium reduction by magnetite. Pan, Z., Bártová, B., LaGrange, T., Butorin, S. M., Hyatt, N. C., Stennett, M. C., Kvashnina, K. O., & Bernier-Latmani, R., Nature Communications, 11(1), 4001 (2020)

14. The effect of Pd(II) chloride complexes anchoring on the formation and properties of Pd/MgAlOx catalysts. Belskaya, O. B.; Zaikovskii, V. I.; Gulyaeva, T. I.; Talsi, V. P.; Trubina, S. V.; Kvashnina, K.; Nizovskii, A. I.; Kalinkin, A. V.; Bukhtiyarov, V. I.; A. Likholobov, V., Journal of Catalysis 392(2020), 108-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2020.09.021

13. Enhanced Sorption of Radionuclides by Defect-Rich Graphene Oxide. Boulanger, N.; Kuzenkova, A. S.; Iakunkov, A.; Romanchuk, A. Y.; Trigub, A. L.; Egorov, A. V.; Bauters, S.; Amidani, L.; Retegan, M.; Kvashnina, K.; Kalmykov, S. N.; Talyzin, A. V., ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12(2020)40, 45122-45135. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c11122

12. Synthesis, Structural, and Electronic Properties of K4Pu(VI)O2(CO3)3(cr): An Environmentally Relevant Plutonium Carbonate Complex. Pidchenko, I., März, J., Hunault, M. O. J. Y., Bauters, S., Butorin, S. M., & Kvashnina, K. O., Inorganic Chemistry, 59(17), 11889–11893. (2020)

11. The state of trace elements (In, Cu, Ag) in sphalerite studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy of synthetic minerals. Trofimov, N. D.; Trigub, A. L.; Tagirov, B. R.; Filimonova, O. N.; Evstigneeva, P. V.; Chareev, D. A.; Kvashnina, K.; Nickolsky, M. S., Minerals 10(2020)7, 640. DOI: 10.3390/min10070640

10. Probing the Local Atomic Structure of In and Cu in Sphalerite by XAS Spectroscopy Enhanced by Reverse Monte Carlo Algorithm. Trigub, A. L., Trofimov, N. D., Tagirov, B. R., Nickolsky, M. S., & Kvashnina, K. O. (2020).., Minerals, 10(10), 841 (2020)

9. Fingerprinting mean composition of lithium polysulfide standard solutions by applying high energy resolution fluorescence detected X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Robba, A.; Barchasza, C.; Bučar, K.; Petric, M.; Žitnik, M.; Kvashnina, K.; Vaughan, G. B. M.; Bouchet, R.; Alloin, F.; Kavčič, M, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11(2020), 5446-5450. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01120

8. Size Dependence of Lattice Parameter and Electronic Structure in CeO2 Nanoparticles. Prieur, D.; Bonani, W.; Popa, K.; Walter, O.; Kriegsman, K.; Engelhard, M.; Guo, X.; Eloirdi, R.; Gouder, T.; Beck, A.; Vitova, T.; Scheinost, A.; Kvashnina, K.; Martin, P., Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)8, 5760-5767. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00506

7. Local Structure in U(IV) and U(V) Environments: The Case of U3O7. Leinders, G.; Bes, R.; Kvashnina, K.; Verwerft, M., Inorganic Chemistry 59(2020)7, 4576-4587. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03702

6. Signatures of Technetium Oxidation States: A New Approach. Bauters, S.; Scheinost, A.; Schmeide, K.; Weiß, S.; Dardenne, K.; Rothe, J.; Mayordomo Herranz, N.; Steudtner, R.; Stumpf, T.; Abram, U.; Butorin, S.; Kvashnina, K., Chemical Communications (2020), 9608-9611
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03905E

5. The missing pieces of the PuO2 nanoparticles puzzle. Gerber, E.; Romanchuk, A.; Pidchenko, I.; Amidani, L.; Roßberg, A.; Hennig, C.; Vaughan, G.; Trigub, A.; Egorova, T.; Bauters, S.; Plakhova, T.; Hunault, M.; Weiß, S.; Butorin, S.; Scheinost, A.; Kalmykov, S.; Kvashnina, K., Nanoscale (2020). DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03767b

4. A multi-technique study of altered granitic rock from the Krunkelbach Valley uranium deposit, Southern Germany. Pidchenko, I.; Bauters, S.; Sinenko, I.; Hempel, S.; Amidani, L.; Detollenaere, D.; Vinze, L.; Banerjee, D.; Silfhouth, R.; Kalmykov, S.; Göttlicher, J.; Baker, R. J.; Kvashnina, K., RSC Advances 10(2020), 25529-25539. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA03375H

3. Organic Iron Complexes Enhance Iron Transport Capacity along Estuarine Salinity Gradients. Herzog, S. D.; Kvashnina, K.; Persson, P.; Kritzberg, E., Biogeosciences 17(2020)2, 331-344. DOI: 10.5194/bg-2019-234

2. Modeling of Nuclear Waste Forms: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives. Kowalski, P. M.; Lange, S.; Deissmann, G.; Sun, M.; Kvashnina, K.; Baker, R.; Kegler, P.; Murphy, G.; Bosbach, D., MRS Advances 5(2020), 213-222. DOI: 10.1557/adv.2020.38

1. New insights into the mechanism of graphene oxide and radionuclide interaction through vacancy defects. Kuzenkova, A.; Romanchuk, A.; Trigub, A.; Maslakov, K.; Egorov, A.; Amidani, L.; Kittrelle, C.; Kvashnina, K.; Toure, J.; Talyzin, A.; Kalmykov, S., Carbon 158(2020), 291-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.10.003


16. Measurement of f orbital hybridization in rare earths through electric dipole-octupole interference in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Juhin, A.; Collins, S. P.; Joly, Y.; Diaz-Lopez, M.; Kvashnina, K.ORC; Glatzel, P.; Brouder, C.; de Groot, F, Physical Review Materials 3(2019), 120801(R). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.120801

15. The effect of long-range order on intermolecular interactions in organic semiconductors: zinc octaethyl porphyrin molecular thin film model systems. Kumar, A.; Naumenko, D.; Rossi, G.; Magnano, E.; Nappini, S.; Bondino, F.; Segoloni, E.; Amidani, L.ORC; D’Acapito, F.; Boscherini, F.; Barba, L.; Pace, E.; Benfatto, M.; Casassa, S.; Pedio, M., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)41, 22966-22975. DOI: 10.1039/c9cp00954j

14. Eu2+: a suitable substituent for Pb2+ in CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals? Alam, F.; Wegner, K. D.; Pouget, S.; Amidani, L.ORC; Kvashnina, K.; Aldakov, D.; Reiss, P., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 151(2019)23. DOI: 10.1063/1.5126473

13. A novel metastable pentavalent plutonium solid phase on the pathway from aqueous Pu(VI) to PuO2 nanoparticles. Kvashnina, K.ORC; Romanchuk, A.; Pidchenko, I.; Amidani, L.ORC; Gerber, E.; Trigub, A.; Roßberg, A.; Weiß, S.; Popa, K.; Walter, O.; Caciuffo, R.; Scheinost, A.ORC; Butorin, S.; Kalmykov, S., Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 58(2019)49, 17558-17562. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201911637

12. Organic Iron Complexes Enhance Iron Transport Capacity along Estuarine Salinity Gradients. Herzog, S. D.; Kvashnina, K.; Persson, P.; Kritzberg, E., Biogeosciences (2019)
DOI: 10.5194/bg-2019-234

11. Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of emerging contaminants at WO₃/BiVO₄ photoanodes in aqueous solution. Cristino, V.; Pasti, L.; Marchetti, N.; Berardi, S.; Bignozzi, C. A.; Molinari, A.; Passabi, F.; Caramori, S.; Amidani, L.; Orlandi, M.; Bazzanella, N.; Piccioni, A.; Kesavan, J. K.; Boscherini, F.; Pasquini, L., Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 18(2019)19, 2150-2163. DOI: 10.1039/c9pp00043g

10. NH₃‑SCR over V−W/TiO₂ Investigated by Operando X‑ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy. Doronkin, D. E.; Benzi, F.; Zheng, L.; Sharapa, D. I.; Amidani, L.; Studt, F.; Roesky, P. W.; Casapu, M.; Deutschmann, O.; Grunwaldt, J.-D., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019), 14338-14349. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00804

9. Uncovering the Origin of the Emitting States in Bi³⁺-Activated CaMO₃ (M=Zr, Sn, Ti) Perovskites: Metal-to-Metal Charge Transfer versus s-p Transitions. Back, M.; Ueda, J.; Xu, J.; Asami, K.; Amidani, L. ; Trave, E.; Tanabe, S., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)23, 14677-14688. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03940

8. Size effects in nanocrystalline thoria. Plakhova, T.; Romanchuk, A.; Lykhosherstova, D.; Baranchikov, A.; Dorovatovskii, P.; Svetogorov, R.; Shatalova, T.; Egorova, T.; Trigub, A.; Kvashnina, K.; Ivanov, V.; Kalmykov, S., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(2019)37, 23167-23176. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04379

7. New insights into the mechanism of graphene oxide and radionuclide interaction through vacancy defects. Kuzenkova, A.; Romanchuk, A.; Trigub, A.; Maslakov, K.; Egorov, A.; Amidani, L.; Kittrelle, C.; Kvashnina, K; Toure, J.; Talyzin, A.; Kalmykov, S., Carbon (2019)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.10.003

6. Selective CO2 Electroreduction to Ethylene and Multicarbon Alcohols via Electrolyte-Driven Nanostructuring. Gao, D.; Sinev, I.; Scholten, F.; Arán-Ais, R. M.; Divins, N. J.; Kvashnina, K.; Timoshenko, J.; Roldan Cuenya, B., Angewandte Chemie (2019). DOI: 10.1002/ange.201910155

5. Fifteen Years of Radionuclide Research at the KIT Synchrotron Source in the Context of the Nuclear Waste Disposal Safety Case. Rothe, J.; Altmaier, M.; Dagan, R.; Dardenne, K.; Fellhauer, D.; Gaona, X.; González-Robles Corrales, E.; Herm, M.; Kvashnina, K.; Metz, V.; Pidchenko, I.; Schild, D.; Vitova, T.; Geckeis, H., Geosciences 9(2019)2, 91. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences9020091

4. SiCxNy:Fe films as a tunable ferromagnetic material with tailored conductivity. Pushkarev, R.; Fainer, N.; Kirienko, V.; Matsynin, A.; Nadolinnyy, V.; Merenkov, I.; Trubina, S.; Ehrenburg, S.; Kvashnina, K., Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7(2019), 4250-4258. DOI: 10.1039/C9TC00299E,

3. Understanding the size effects on the electronic structure of ThO2 nanoparticles. Amidani, L.; Plakhova, T. V.; Romanchuk, A. Y.; Gerber, E.; Weiss, S.; Efimenko, A.; Sahle, C. J.; Butorin, S. M.; Kalmykovc, S. N.; Kvashnina, K. O., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(2019)20, 10635-10643. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01283D,

2. Application of Layered Double Hydroxides for 99Tc remediation. Daniels, N.; Franzen, C.; Kvashnina, K.; Petrov, V.; Torapava, N.; Bukaemskiy, A.; Kowalski, P.; Hölzer, A.; Walther, C., Applied Clay Science 176(2019), 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2019.04.006,

1. Towards the surface hydroxyl species in CeO2 nanoparticles. Plakhova, T. V.; Romanchuk, A. Y.; Butorin, S. M.; Konyukhova, A. D.; Egorov, A. V.; Shiryaev, A. A.; Baranchikov, A. E.; Dorovatovskii, P. V.; Huthwelker, T.; Gerber, E.; Bauters, S.ORC; Sozarukova, M. M.; Scheinost, A.ORC; Ivanov, V.; Kalmykov, S. N.; Kvashnina, K.ORC, Nanoscale 11(2019), 18142-18149, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR06032D,