Scientists at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) using light energy have created a rare molecular uranium nitride (U-N) complex. The constructed molecule contains a discrete terminal “U-N unit”, a situation where just one nitrogen atom is bonded to the one uranium atom. Prior work had the nitrogen atom always been bonded to two or more […]

Dr. Stephen Liddle in the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham leads a team that seems to be first to create a stable version of a uranium ‘trophy molecule’, a compound that has eluded scientists for decades. The research paper has been published in the journal Science.  The Nottingham chemistry team has shown […]