Peer Reviewed Publications

2020 *A. Miskowiec, T. Spano, R. Hunt, A.E. Shields, J.L. Niedziela, S. Finkeldei. "Structural features of solid-solid phase transitions and lattice dynamics in U3O8." Phys. Rev. Mater. 2020, 4, 093160.


2020 *S. Mandal, C.J.D. Kumar, D. Kumar, K. Syed, M.-A. Van Ende, I.-H. Jung, S.C. Finkeldei, W.J. Bowman. "Designing environment-friendly chromium-free Spinel-Periclase-Zirconia refractories for Ruhrstahl Heraeus (RH) degasser." J. Am. Ceram. Soc. accepted.

2020 L. Feng, S.C. Finkeldei, B. Heuser, S.J. Dillon, A.T. Nelson, Grain Boundary and Lattice Fracture Toughness of UO2 Measured Using Small-Scale Mechanics, JOM. (2020).

2020 S. Finkeldei, M.C. Stennett, P.M. Kowalski, Y. Ji, E. de Visser-Týnová, N.C. Hyatt, D. Bosbach, F. Brandt, Insights into the fabrication and structure of plutonium pyrochlores, J. Mater. Chem. A. 8 (2020) 2387–2403.

2020 A.C. Maier, P. Kegler, M. Klinkenberg, A. Baena, S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, M. Jonsson. "High Surface Conversion UO2 – Leaching Experiments as Model for  Long-term Leaching of Spent Nuclear Fuel Under Deep Repository Conditions." Dalton Transactions 49 (2020): 1241-1248.

2019 A. Miskowiec, J. Niedziela, T. Spano, M. Ambrogio, S. Finkeldei, R. Hunt, A. Shields. "Additional Complexity in the Raman Spectra of U3O8." Journal of Nuclear Materials 527 (2019): 151790.

2019 S. Finkeldei, J.O. Kiggans, R.D. Hunt, A.T. Nelson, K.A. Terrani. "Fabrication of UO2-Mo composite fuel with enhanced thermal conductivity from sol-gel feedstock." Journal of Nuclear Materials 520 (2019): 56-64. 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.04.011


2019 R.D. Hunt, J.L. Collins, M.H. Lloyd, S. Finkeldei. "Production of more ideal uranium trioxide microspheres for the sol-gel microsphere pelletization process without the use of carbon." Journal of Nuclear Materials 515 (2019):107-110.

2018 S. Finkeldei, J. Kiggans, R. Hunt, K. Terrani. "Processing of Enhanced UO2 Fuel Starting from a Sol-Gel Feedstock." Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 118 (2018). 

2018 E. Muehr-Ebert, E. Lichte, A. Bukaemskiy, S. Finkeldei, M. Klinkenberg, F. Brandt, D. Bosbach, G. Modolo. "Dissolution behavior of MgO based inert matrix fuel for the transmutation of minor actinides." Journal of Nuclear Materials 505 (2018):94-104. 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.04.001

2017 S. Szenknect, S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, J. Ravaux, M. Odorico, R. Podor, J. Lautru, N. Dacheux, D. Bosbach "Monitoring the microstructural evolution of Nd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore during dissolution at 90 °C in 4 M HCl: Implications regarding the evaluation of the chemical durability." Journal of Nuclear Materials 496 (2017): 97-108. 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.09.029

2017 S. Finkeldei, Ph. Kegler, P.M. Kowalski, C. Schreinemachers, F. Brandt, A.A. Bukaemskiy, V.L. Vinograd, G. Beridze, A. Shelyug, A. Navrotsky, D. Bosbach. "Composition dependent order-disorder transition in NdxZr1-xO2-0.5x pyrochlores: a combined structural, calorimetric and ab initio modeling study."
Acta Materialia 125, (2017): 166-176. 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.11.059

2016 J. Shamblin, M. Feygenson, J. Neuefeind, C.L. Tracy, F. Zhang, S. Finkeldei, D. Bosbach, H. Zhou, R.C. Ewing, M. Lang."Probing disorder in isometric pyrochlore and related complex oxides." Nature Materials 15, (2016): 507-511. 10.1038/nmat4581

2015 C. Fischer, S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, D. Bosbach, A. Lüttge. "Direct measurement of surface dissolution rates in potential nuclear                                    waste forms: The example of pyrochlore." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, (2015): 17857-17865.

2015 Y. Li, P. Kowlaski, G. Beridze, A.R. Birnie, S. Finkeldei, D. Bosbach. "Defect formation energies in A2B2O7 pyrochlores." Scripta Materialia 107, (2015):  18-21.

2015 B. Klobes, S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, D. Bosbach, D. Bessas, J.-P. Embs, R.P. Hermann. "A general and Eu specific perspective on lattice dynamics in pyrochlore and defect fluorite (Eu1−xNdx)2Zr2O7." Physica Status Solidi (B) 252, (2015): 1940-1945.


2015 B. Klobes, S. Finkeldei, W. Röhrig, D. Bosbach, R.P. Hermann. "Hyperfine Interactions in and Lattice Parameters of Pyrochlore and Defect Fluorite (Eu1-XNdX)2Zr2O7." Journal of physics and chemistry of solids 79, (2015): 43–48.


2014 S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, K. Rozov, A. Bukaemskiy, S. Neumeier, D. Bosbach. "Dissolution of ZrO2 based Pyrochlores in the Acid pH Range: A Macroscopic and Electron Microscopy Study." Applied geochemistry 49, (2014): 31-41.

2013 S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, A. Bukaemskiy, S. Neumeier, G. Modolo, D. Bosbach. "Synthesis and Dissolution Kinetics of Zirconia based Ceramics."      Progress in nuclear energy 72, (2013): 130-133.

2012 K.S. Holliday, S. Finkeldei, S. Neumeier, C. Walther, D. Bosbach, T. Stumpf. "TRLFS of Eu3+ and Cm3+ doped La2Zr2O7: A Comparison of Defect Fluorite to Pyrochlore Structures." Journal of nuclear materials 433, no. 1-3 (2012): 479–485. 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2012.10.028