Volume 89 Issue 40 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 3, 2011

Nanostructures Sop Up Radioactive Ions

Tiny titanate tubes and fibers could remediate contaminated water
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: titanate, radioactive ions, remediation, cesium, nuclear reactor

Titanate nanotubes and nanofibers could offer an inexpensive means for removing radioactive cesium and iodide ions from contaminated water (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201103286). These ions are the products of uranium fission, and they can easily dissolve in reactor water during an accident at a nuclear facility. A team led by Huaiyong Zhu of Australia’s . . .

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