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Edgar Buck

Edgar Buck

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Selected Publications

2014

  • Cantrell KJ, W Um, BD Williams, ME Bowden, BN Gartman, WW Lukens, EC Buck, and EJ Mausolf. 2014. "Chemical Stabilization of Hanford Tank Residual Waste." Journal of Nuclear Materials 446(1-3):246-256.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.10.060
  • McNamara BK, EC Buck, CZ Soderquist, FN Smith, EJ Mausolf, and RD Scheele. 2014. "Separation of metallic residues from the dissolution of a high-burnup BWR fuel using nitrogen trifluoride." Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 162:1-8.  doi:10.1016/j.jfluchem.2014.02.010

2013

  • Buck EC, AL Schemer-Kohrn, and JB Wierschke. 2013. "Technetium Incorporation into C14 and C15 Laves Intermetallic Phases." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXVI: Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 25-30, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, vol. 1518, pp. 117-122.  Cambridge University Press, Boston, MA.  doi:10.1557/opl.2013.69
  • Buck EC, JL Jerden, WL Ebert, and RS Wittman. 2013. Coupling the Mixed Potential and Radiolysis Models for Used Fuel DegradationPNNL-22701, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Cantrell KJ, KC Carroll, EC Buck, D Neiner, and KN Geiszler. 2013. "Single-Pass Flow-Through Test Elucidation of Weathering Behavior and Evaluation of Contaminant Release Models for Hanford Tank Residual Radioactive Waste." Applied Geochemistry 28:119-127.  doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.09.004
  • Sweet LE, DD Reilly, DG Abrecht, EC Buck, DE Meier, YF Su, CS Brauer, JM Schwantes, RG Tonkyn, JE Szecsody, TA Blake, and TJ Johnson. 2013. "Spectroscopic Studies of the Several Isomers of UO3." In Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting and Defence IX; and Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology X, September 23, 2013, Dresden, Germany. Proceedings of the SPIE , vol. 8901, ed. R Zamboni, et al, p. Paper No. 890107.  SPIE, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.2029408

2012

  • Buck EC, AM Casella, FN Skomurski, PJ MacFarlan, CZ Soderquist, RS Wittman, and BK Mcnamara. 2012. Experimental Results for SimFuelsPNNL-21646, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Buck EC, RS Wittman, FN Skomurski, KJ Cantrell, BK McNamara, and CZ Soderquist. 2012. Radiolysis Process ModelPNNL-21554, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Blanchard J, DC Gerlach, RD Scheele, ML Stewart, BD Reid, PA Gauglitz, LM Bagaasen, CC Brown, C Iovin, CH Delegard, A Zelenyuk, EC Buck, BJ Riley, and CA Burns. 2012. Uranium Oxide Aerosol Transport in Porous GraphitePNNL-21014, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Felmy AR, DA Moore, CI Pearce, SD Conradson, O Qafoku, EC Buck, KM Rosso, and ES Ilton. 2012. "Controls on Soluble Pu Concentrations in PuO2/Magnetite Suspensions." Environmental Science & Technology 46(21):11610-11617.  doi:10.1021/es3028956
  • Plymale AE, VL Bailey, JK Fredrickson, SM Heald, EC Buck, L Shi, Z Wang, CT Resch, DA Moore, and H Bolton, Jr. 2012. "Biotic and Abiotic Reduction and Solubilization of Pu(IV)O2•xH2O(am) as Affected by Anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS) and Ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA)." Environmental Science & Technology 46(4):2132–2140.  doi:10.1021/es2030752
  • Sweet LE, EC Buck, CH Henager, Jr, SY Hu, DE Meier, SM Peper, JM Schwantes, YF Su, RL Sams, TA Blake, TJ Johnson, TJ Kulp, RL Sommers, JD Sugar, and JD Chames. 2012. "Investigations into the Polymorphs and Hydration Products of UO3." In Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIII, April 24, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland. Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 8358, ed. AW Fountain III, p. Article No. 83581R.  SPIE, Bellingham, WA.  doi:10.1117/12.919706
  • Wittman RS, and EC Buck. 2012. "Sensitivity of UO2 Stability in a Reducing Environment on Radiolysis Model Parameters." In ACTINIDES AND NUCLEAR ENERGY MATERIALS. MRS Spring 2012 Proceedings, vol. 1444, ed. D Andersson, et al.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  doi:10.1557/opl.2012.1449

2011

  • Dohnalkova A, MJ Marshall, BW Arey, KH Williams, EC Buck, and JK Fredrickson. 2011. "Imaging Hydrated Microbial Extracellular Polymers: Comparative Analysis by Electron Microscopy ." Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(4):1254-1262.  doi:10.1128/AEM.02001-10
  • Felmy AR, DA Moore, KM Rosso, O Qafoku, D Rai, EC Buck, and ES Ilton. 2011. "Heterogeneous Reduction of PuO2 with Fe(II): Importance of the Fe(III) Reaction Product." Environmental Science & Technology 45(9):3952-3958. 
  • Strachan DM, EC Buck, KT Mueller, JM Schwantes, MJ Olszta, S Thevuthasan, and RM Heeren. 2011. Analytical Plan for Roman GlassesPNNL-20204, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Um W, HS Chang, JP Icenhower, WW Lukens, RJ Serne, N Qafoku, JH Westsik, Jr, EC Buck, and SC Steven. 2011. "Immobilization of 99-Technetium (VII) by Fe(II)-Goethite and Limited Reoxidation." Environmental Science & Technology 45(11):4904-4913.  doi:10.1021/es104343p
  • Wells BE, DE Kurath, LA Mahoney, Y Onishi, JL Huckaby, SK Cooley, CA Burns, EC Buck, JM Tingey, RC Daniel, and KK Anderson. 2011. Hanford Waste Physical and Rheological Properties: Data and GapsPNNL-20646, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2010

2009

2008

  • Fiskum SK, EC Buck, RC Daniel, KE Draper, MK Edwards, TL Hubler, LK Jagoda, ED Jenson, AE Kozelisky, GJ Lumetta, PJ MacFarlan, BK McNamara, RA Peterson, SI Sinkov, LA Snow, and RG Swoboda. 2008. Characterization and Leach Testing for REDOX Sludge and S-Saltcake Actual Waste Sample CompositesPNNL-17368, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Strachan DM, RD Scheele, EC Buck, AE Kozelisky, RL Sell, RJ Elovich, and WC Buchmiller. 2008. "Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite ." Journal of Nuclear Materials 372(1):16-31.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2007.01.278
  • Strachan DM, RD Scheele, EC Buck, AE Kozelisky, RL Sell, RJ Elovich, and WC Buchmiller. 2008. "Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Zirconolite." Journal of Nuclear Materials 372(1):16-31.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2007.01.278

2007

  • Peterson RB, B Paul, T Palmer, Q Wu, W Jost, CHT Tseng, S Tiwari, GK Patello, EC Buck, JD Holladay, RW Shimskey, PH Humble, PJ MacFarlan, and J Wainright. 2007. "Microscale Power Generation based on Radiolytic Processes." In The Sixth International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2006), November 29-December 1, 2006, Berkeley, California, pp. 235-238.  IOPScience, Bristol, United Kingdom. 
  • Peterson RB, B Paul, T Palmer, Q Wu, W Jost, CHT Tseng, S Tiwari, GK Patello, EC Buck, JD Holladay, RW Shimskey, PH Humble, PJ MacFarlan, and J Wainright. 2007. "Radiolytic microscale power generation based on single chamber fuel cell operation." Journal of Micromechanics and microengineering: structures, devices & systems 17:S250-S256.  doi:10.1088/0960-1317/17/9/S07

2006

  • Grenthe I, EC Buck, J Drozdynski, T Fujino, T Albrecht-Schmitt, and SF Wolf. 2006. "Uranium." Chapter 5 in The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements, vol. 1, ed. Morss, LR, Edelstein, N.M., Fuger, J, Katz, J.J., pp. 253-698.  Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 
  • Kim CW, DJ Wronkiewicz, RJ Finch, and EC Buck. 2006. "Incorporation of Cerium and Neodymium in Uranyl Phases." Journal of Nuclear Materials 353(3):147-157.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2006.02.087
  • Poloski AP, RC Daniel, DR Rector, PR Bredt, EC Buck, JC Berg, and AE Saez. 2006. Characterization and Correlation of Particle-Level Interactions to the Macroscopic Rheology of Powders, Granular Slurries, and Colloidal SuspensionsPNNL-16133, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Wang Z, AR Felmy, Y Xia, and EC Buck. 2006. "Observation of Aqueous Cm(III)/Eu(III) and UO22+ Nanoparticulates at Concentrations Approaching Solubility Limit by Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy." Journal of Alloys and Compounds 418(1-2):166-170. 

2005

  • Colella M, GR Lumpkin, Z Zhang, EC Buck, and KL Smith. 2005. "Determination of the Uranium Valence State in the Brannerite Structure using EELS, XPS, and EDX." Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 78(2):52-64. 
  • Douglas M, SB Clark, JI Friese, BW Arey, EC Buck, and BD Hanson. 2005. "Neptunium(V) Partitioning to Uranium(VI) Oxide and Peroxide Solids." Environmental Science and Technology 39(11):4117-4124. 
  • Douglas M, SB Clark, JI Friese, BW Arey, EC Buck, BD Hanson, S Utsunomiya, and RC Ewing. 2005. "Microscale Characterization of Uranium(VI) Silicate Solids and Associated Neptunium(V)." Radiochimica Acta 93(5):265-272. 
  • Hanson BD, BK McNamara, EC Buck, JI Friese, ED Jenson, KM Krupka, and BW Arey. 2005. "Corrosion of commercial spent nuclear fuel. 1. Formation of studtite and metastudtite." Radiochimica Acta 93:159-168. 
  • Li H, M Qian, EC Buck, and DM Strachan. 2005. "Reply to "Comments on 'Extended electron energy loss fine structure simulation of the local boron environment in sodium aluminoborosilicate glasses containing gadolinium' by M. Qian, H. Li, L. Li and D. M. Strachan [J. Non-Cryst. Solids 328 (2003) 90]." Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 351(2):186-188.  doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2004.07.090
  • Li H, M Qian, EC Buck, and DM Strachan. 2005. "Reply to the "Comments on 'Extended electron energy loss fine structure simulation of the local boron environment in sodium aluminoborosilicate glasses containing gadolinium' by M. Qian, H. Li, L. Li and D.M. Strachan [J. Non-Cryst. Solids 328 (2003) 90]"." Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 351:186-188. 
  • McNamara BK, BD Hanson, EC Buck, and CZ Soderquist. 2005. "Corrosion of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel. 2. A Radiochemical Analyses of Metastudtite and Leachates ." Radiochimica Acta 93(3):169-175. 
  • Strachan DM, RD Scheele, EC Buck, AE Kozelisky, RL Sell, RJ Elovich, and WC Buchmiller. 2005. "Radiation Damange Effects in Candidate Titanates for Plutonium Disposition: Pyrochlore." Journal of Nuclear Materials 345(2-3):109-135.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2005.04.064
  • Strachan DM, RD Scheele, EC Buck, JP Icenhower, AE Kozelisky, RL Sell, RJ Elovich, and WC Buchmiller. 2005. "Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Titanates for Pu Disposition: Pyrochlore." Journal of Nuclear Materials 345(2-3):109-135. 
  • Wittman RS, EC Buck, and BD Hanson. 2005. Data Analysis of Plutonium Sorption on Colloids in a Minimal Kinetics ModelPNNL-15285, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2004

  • Buck EC, A Finn, and JK Bates. 2004. "Electron Energy-loss Spectroscopy of Anomalous Plutonium Behavior in Nuclear Waste Materials." Micron 35:235-243. 
  • Buck EC, and BK McNamara. 2004. "Precipitation of Nitrate-Cancrinite in Hanford Tank Sludge." Environmental Science and Technology 38(16):4432-4438. 
  • Buck EC, BD Hanson, and BK McNamara. 2004. "The Geochemical Behaviour of Tc, Np, and Pu in Spent Nuclear Fuel in an Oxidizing Environment." Chapter 3 in Energy, Waste, and the Environment: A Geochemical Perspective, vol. 236, ed. R. Giere and P. Stille, pp. 65-88.  Geological Society, London, United Kingdom. 
  • Buck EC, BD Hanson, JI Friese, M Douglas, and BK McNamara. 2004. "Evidence for Neptunium Incorporation into Uranium (VI) Phases." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVIII. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 824, pp. 133-138.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Buck EC, BK McNamara, and BD Hanson. 2004. Alternative Conceptual Model for Colloid Generation from Commercial Spent Nuclear FuelPNNL-14306, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • McNamara BK, BD Hanson, EC Buck, and CZ Soderquist. 2004. "A radiochemical analyses of metastudtite and leachates from spent fuel." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVII. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 824, pp. 139-144.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Strachan DM, RD Scheele, JP Icenhower, EC Buck, AE Kozelisky, RL Sell, RJ Elovich, and WC Buchmiller. 2004. Radiation Damage Effects in Candidate Ceramics for Plutonium Immobilization: Final ReportPNNL-14588, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2003

  • Buck EC, BK McNamara, M Douglas, and BD Hanson. 2003. Possible Incorporation of Neptunium in Uranyl (VI) Alteration PhasesPNNL-14277, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Friese JI, EC Buck, BK McNamara, BD Hanson, and SC Marschman. 2003. Existing Evidence for the Fate of Neptunium in the Yucca Mountain RepositoryPNNL-14307, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Giere R, S Segvich, and EC Buck. 2003. "CHARACTERIZATION OF A CERIUM-RICH PYROCHLORE-BASED CERAMIC NUCLEAR WASTE FORM." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVI. MRS Proceedings, vol. 757, ed. RJ Finch and DB Bullen, p. Paper No. II6.4.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA.  doi:10.1557/PROC-757-II6.4
  • McNamara BK, EC Buck, and BD Hanson. 2003. "Observation of Studtite and Metastudtite on Spent Fuel." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVI. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 757, pp. 401-406.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Zhang H, CM Wang, EC Buck, and LS Wang. 2003. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Manipulation of Helical SiO2 Nanosprings." Nano Letters 3(5):577-580. 

2002

  • Buck EC, M Colella, KL Smith, and GR Lumpkin. 2002. "Investigation of the Oxidation State of Uranium in Nuclear Materials and their Alteration Products." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV, vol. 713, pp. 655-662.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Giere R, C Hatcher, E Reusser, and EC Buck. 2002. "Element Partitioning in a Pyrochlore-Based Ceramic Nuclear Waste Form." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV, vol. 713, pp. 303-310.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Kim CW, RJ Wronkiewicz, RJ Finch, and EC Buck. 2002. "Incorporation of Cerium and Neodymium in a Uranyl Hydroxide Sodid." In Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV, vol. 713, pp. 663-670.  Materials Research Society, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Zhang HF, A Dohnalkova, CM Wang, JS Young, EC Buck, and LS Wang. 2002. "Lithium-Assisted Self-Assembly of Aluminum Carbide Nanowires and Nanoribbons." Nano Letters 2(2):105-108. 

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