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Researchers and PIs frequently utilize the NSC and NUCS Core Facility for their scholarly research projects.


  • Hall, T. W.; Wang, M.-J.; Sjoden, G. E.; Watrous, M.; and Hines, C.; “Computationally Optimized Irradiation Chamber Design for Production of 135Xe in the Washington State University TRIGA Reactor,” Nucl. Sci. Eng. 2023, DOI: 10.1080/00295639.2023.2178227.
  • Chaney, D. Z.; Hirtz, J.; Williams, E.; Minnette, J.; Cureton, W. F.; O’Quinn, E. C.; Zhao, X.; Guo, X.; Matsuoka, T.; Koehler, M.; Sprouster, D.; Lang, M.; “Grain Size Dependence of Thermally Induced Oxidation in Zirconium Carbide,” J. Mater. Sci. 2023;


  • Hinrichs, K. A.; Perfetti, C. M.; LaMont, S. P.; “SCALE Modeling of Foil Irradiations at WSU’s TRIGA with Sensitivity/Uncertainty Analysis,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2022,
  • Goncharov, V. G.; Liu, J.; van Veelen, A.;  Kriegsman, K.; Benmore, C.; Sun, C.;  Kelly, S.; White, J. T.; Xu, H.;  Guo, X.; “Energetics of Oxidation and Formation of Uranium Mononitride,” J. Nucl. Mater. 2022,
  • Strzelecki, A. C.; Reece, M.; Zhao, X.; Yu, W.; Benmore, C.; Ren, Y.; Alcorn, C.; Migdisov, A.; Xu, H.; Guo, X.; “Crystal Chemistry and Thermodynamics of HREE (Er, Yb) Mixing in a Xenotime Solid Solution,” ACS Earth Space Chem. 2022,
  • Strzelecki, A. C.; Ren, Y.; Chong, S.; Riley, B. J.; Xu, H.; McCloy, J. S.; Guo, X.; “Structure and Thermodynamics of Calcium Rare Earth Silicate Oxyapatites, Ca2RE8(SiO4)6O2 (RE = Pr, Tb, Ho, Tm),” Phys. Chem. Minerals 2022, 49(13),
  • Eiroa-Lledo, C.; Wall, D.E.; Wall, N.A.; “Extraction mechanism of Tc(IV) by Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (HDEHP)”, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2022,
  • Goncharov, V. G.; Nisbet, H.; Strzelecki, A.; Benmore, C. J.; Migdisov, A.; Xu, H.; Guo, X.; “Energetics of Hydroxylbastnäsite Solid Solutions, La1-xNdxCO3OH,” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2022,


  • Zhang, X.; Strzelecki, A.; Cockregam, C.; Goncharov, V.; Li, H.; Sun, J.; Sun, H.; Guo, X.; Xu, H.; Ha, S.; Wang, B.; Wang, Y.; Wu, D.; “Thermodynamics of Molybdenum Trioxide (MoO3) Encapsulated in Zeolite Y,” AIChE Journal 2021, 67(12): e17464. doi:10.1002/aic.1746414.
  • Zhang, X.; Reece, M. E.; Cockreham, C. B.; Sun, H.; Wang, B.; Xu, H.; Sun, J.; Guo, X.; Wang, Y.; Wu, D.; “Formation Energetics and Guest-Host Interactions of Molydenum Carbide Confined in Zeolite Y,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60(38), 13991 – 14003.
  • Haseman, M.; Somodi, C. B.; Stepanov, P.; Wall, D. E.; Boatner, L. A.; Hosemann, P.; Wang, Y. Q.; Uberuaga, B. P.; Selim, F. A.; “Neutron Irradiation Induced Defects in Oxides and Their Impact on the Oxide Properties,” J. Appl. Phys. 2021, 129, 215901.
  • Li, J.; Hurlock, M. J.; Goncharov, V. G.; Li, X.; Guo, X.; Zhang, Q. “Solvent-Free and Phase-Selective Synthesis of Aluminum Trimesate Metal-Organic Frameworks,” Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60(7), 4623 – 4632.
  • Simerl, N.; Beavers, J.; Milburn, J.; Dodson, M.; Strahler, R.; Kroeger, R.; Ulloa-Garcia, I.; Moosman, B.; Sin, T.; Kagan, J.; Nelson, K.; Paradis, N.; Bahadori, A.; McNeil, W. “Contamination Measurements from Simultaneous Activated Potassium Bromide Radiological Dispersal Devices with a Collimated Vehicular Sensor,” Health Physics 2021, 120(6), 618 – 627.
  • Strzelecki, A. C.; Barral, T.;Estevenon, P.; Mesbah, A.; Goncharov, V.; Baker, J.; Bai, J.; Clavier, N.; Szenknect, S.; Migdisov, A.; Xu, H.; Ewing, R. C.; Dacheux, N.; and Guo, X. “The Role of Water and Hydroxyl Groups in the Structures of Stetindite and Coffinite, MSiO4 (M = Ce, U),” Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60(2), 718 – 735.


  • Louie, C., Morrison, E., Thomas, M.; Arrigo, L.; Seiner, B. Measurement of Distribution Coefficients on TODGA Resin and Development of a Group Separation for Mixed Activation and Fission Product Samples,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2020, 326, 1669 – 1678.
  • Strzelecki, A., Kriegsman, K., Estevenon, P., Goncharov, V., Bai, J., Szenknect, S., Mesbah, A., Wu, D., McCloy, J.S., Dacheux, N., and Guo, X. “High Temperature Thermodynamics of Cerium Silicates, A-Ce2Si2O7 and Ce4.67(SiO4)3O,” ACS Earth and Space Chem. 2020, 4(11), 2129 – 2143.
  • Tokheim, B. G.; Kelly, S. S.; Ronald, R. C.; Nash, K. L. “Synthesis and Characterization of New Unsymmetrical Diglycolamide Extractants for Lanthanide Ion Partitioning: Part One – Straight-chain Alkyl Derivatives,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2020, 326, 789 – 800.
  • Strzelecki, A. C.; Bourgeois, C.; Kriegsman, K. W.; Estevenon, P.; Wei, N.; Szenknect, S.; Mesbah, A.; Wu. D.; Ewing, R. C.; Dacheux, N.; Guo, X. “Thermodynamics of CeSiO4: Implications for Actinide Orthosilicates,” Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59(18), 13174 – 13183.
  • Voskanyan, A. A.; Goncharov, V.; Novendra, N.; Guo, X.; Navrotsky, A.; “Thermodynamics Drives the Stability of MOFs in Water,” ACS Omega 2020, 5(22), 13158 – 13163.
  • Eiroa-Lledo, C.; Wall, D. E.; Wall, N. A. “Thermodynamic Parameters for the Complexation of Tc(IV) with Bromide Under Aqueous Conditions,” Radiochim. Acta 2020, 108(5), 409 – 414.
  • Olds, T. A.; Karcher, S. E.; Kriegsman, K. W.; Guo, X.; McCloy, J. S. “Oxidation and Anion Lattice Defect Signatures of Hypostoichiometric Lanthanide-Doped UO2,” J. Nucl. Matr. 2020, 530, 151959.
  • Hao, L.; Hurlock, M.; Li, X.; Ding, G.; Kriegsman, K. W.; Guo, X.; Zhang, Q. “Efficient Oxidative Desulfurization of Fuel Using a Mesoporous Zr-based MOF,” Catal. Today 2020, 350, 64 – 70.
  • Eiroa-Lledo, Cecilia; Lecrivain, Lindsey; Parker, T. Gannon; Wall, Donald E.; Wall, Nathalie A., “Comparison of ReO4- and TcO4- in Solvent Extraction Systems,” Radiochim. Acta 2020, 108(6), 443 – 449.


  • Nienhuis, E.; Saleh, M.; Marcial, J.; Kriegsman, K.; Lonergan, J.; Lipton, A.; Guo, X.; McCloy, J. S. “Structural Characterization of ZnSO4-K2SO4-NaCl Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 2019, 524, 119639.
  • Deming, D. A.; Hurlock, M.; Li, X.; Kriegsman, K. W.; Ding, G.; Guo, X.; Zhang, Q. “A Facile Method to Introduce Iron Secondary Metal Centers into Metal-organic Frameworks,” J. Organomet. Chem. 2019, 897, 114 – 119.
  • Trummel, V.; Gupta, S. K.; Pokhrel, M.; Wall, D.; Mao, Y. “Investigating the Impact of Gamma Radiation on Structural and Optical Properties of Eu3+ Doped Rare-Earth Hafnate Pyrochlore Nanocrystals,” J. Luminescence 2019, 207, 1 – 13.