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Frannie Smith

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Conroy MA, JA Soltis, RS Wittman, FN Smith, S Chatterjee, X Zhang, ES Ilton, and EC Buck. 2017. "Importance of interlayer H bonding structure to the stability of layered minerals." Scientific Reports 7:Article No. 13274.  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13452-7


  • Smith FN, W Um, CD Taylor, DS Kim, MJ Schweiger, and AA Kruger. 2016. "Computational Investigation of Technetium(IV) Incorporation into Inverse Spinels: Magnetite (Fe3O4) and Trevorite (NiFe2O4)." Environmental Science & Technology 50(10):5216-5224.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00200
  • Chatterjee S, MA Conroy, FN Smith, HJ Jung, Z Wang, RA Peterson, A Huq, DG Burtt, ES Ilton, and EC Buck. 2016. "Can Cr(III) substitute for Al(III) in the structure of Boehmite?" RSC Advances 6(109):107628-107637.  doi:10.1039/c6ra20234a


  • Smith FN, CD Taylor, W Um, and AA Kruger. 2015. "Technetium incorporation into goethite (a-FeOOH): An atomic-scale investigation." Environmental Science & Technology 49(22):13699-13707.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b03354
  • Burkes D, AM Casella, AJ Casella, EC Buck, KN Pool, PJ MacFarlan, MK Edwards, and FN Smith. 2015. "Thermal properties of U-Mo alloys irradiated to moderate burnup and power." Journal of Nuclear Materials 464:331-341.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.04.040
  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, BD Slonecker, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2015. Fuel Thermo-physical Characterization Project: Fiscal Year 2014 Final ReportPNNL-24135, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Casella AJ, LR Hylden, EL Campbell, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, FN Smith, and SA Bryan. 2015. "Development of On-Line Spectroscopic pH Monitoring for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants: Weak Acid Schemes." Analytical Chemistry 87(10):5139-5147.  doi:10.1021/ac504578t


  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2014. "Development and validation of capabilities to measure thermal properties of layered monolithic U-Mo alloy plate-type fuel." International Journal of Thermophysics 35(8):1476-1500.  doi:10.1007/s10765-014-1683-4
  • 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
  • Wittman RS, EC Buck, EJ Mausolf, BK McNamara, FN Smith, and CZ Soderquist. 2014. "Conditions for critical effects in the mass action kinetics equations for water radiolysis." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118(51):12105-12110.  doi:10.1021/jp509856g
  • Wittman RS, EC Buck, EJ Mausolf, BK McNamara, FN Smith, and CZ Soderquist. 2014. "Conditions for critical effects in the mass action kinetics equations for water radiolysis." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 118(51):12105-12110.  doi:10.1021/jp509856g


  • Skomurski FN, J Wang, RC Ewing, and U Becker. 2013. "Charge distribution and oxygen diffusion in hyperstoichiometric uranium dioxide UO2+x (x=0.25)." Journal of Nuclear Materials 434(1-3):422-433.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.09.003
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AM Lines, FN Smith, GB Josephson, and JM Bello. 2013. "Dual-Remote Raman Technology for In-Situ Identification of Tank Waste." In WM Symposia 2013: International Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, February 24-28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 13549.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Chatterjee S, AS Del Negro, FN Smith, Z Wang, SE Hightower, BP Sullivan, WR Heineman, CJ Seliskar, and SA Bryan. 2013. "Photophysics and Luminescence Spectroelectrochemistry of [Tc(dmpe)3]+/2+ (dmpe = 1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane)." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 117(48):12749-12758.  doi:10.1021/jp406365c
  • Rapko BM, SA Bryan, JL Bryant, S Chatterjee, MK Edwards, JY Houchin, TJ Janik, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, RA Peterson, SI Sinkov, FN Smith, and RS Wittman. 2013. Development of a Chemistry-Based, Predictive Method for Determining the Amount of Non-Pertechnetate Technetium in the Hanford Tanks: FY 2012 Progress Report PNNL-22173, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • 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. 


  • Skomurski FN, ES Ilton, MH Engelhard, BW Arey, and KM Rosso. 2011. "Heterogeneous Reduction of U6+ by Structural Fe2+ From Theory and Experiment." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(22):7277-7290.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.006
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Lines, EA Jordan, DE Verdugo, and FN Skomurski. 2011. "On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, vol. 3, pp. 2492-2501.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Chatterjee S, AS Del Negro, Z Wang, MK Edwards, FN Skomurski, SE Hightower, JA Krause, B Twamley, BP Sullivan, C Reber, WR Heineman, CJ Seliskar, and SA Bryan. 2011. "Electronic and Molecular Structures of trans-Dioxotechnetium(V) Polypyridyl Complexes in the Solid State." Inorganic Chemistry 50(12):5815-5823.  doi:10.1021/ic200747v


  • Skomurski FN, KM Rosso, KM Krupka, and BP McGrail. 2010. "Technetium incorporation into hematite (a-Fe2O3)." Environmental Science & Technology 44(15):5855-5861 . 
  • Skomurski FN, SN Kerisit, and KM Rosso. 2010. "Structure, Charge Distribution, and Electron Hopping Dynamics in Magnetite (Fe3O4) (100) Surfaces from First Principles." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(15):4234-4248. 
  • Ilton ES, JF Boily, EC Buck, FN Skomurski, KM Rosso, CL Cahill, JR Bargar, and AR Felmy. 2010. "Influence of Dynamical Conditions on the Reduction of UVI at the Magnetite-Solution Interface." Environmental Science & Technology 44(1):170-176. 


  • Rai D, M Yui, DA Moore, GJ Lumetta, KM Rosso, Y Xia, AR Felmy, and FN Skomurski. 2008. "Thermodynamic Model for ThO2(am) Solubility in Alkaline Silica Solutions ." Journal of Solution Chemistry 37(12):1725-1746.  doi:10.1007/s10953-008-9344-5

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