Science Thrust 2: Interfacial Structure and Reactivity
Lead: Kevin Rosso
The research proposed for science thrust 2 is focused on understanding chemical transformations that lead to the precipitation of solids such as gibbsite, boehmite, and aluminate salt hydrates, as well as the dynamics of processes occurring at interfaces with low-water, highly alkaline solutions.
2.1 Identify the nucleation and precipitation processes driving interface formation under water-limited conditions.
2.2 Quantify the impact of ionizing radiation in driving nucleation, growth, and dissolution.