At the end of a nuclear reaction, many countries seek to recover unspent uranium and plutonium from the spent fuel. The most common way to do this is to dissolve the spent fuel in nitric acid, add some oil and also a special ligand.
Professional bodies and institutions are currently advising universities to innovate in their teaching and learning practices, and align their teaching with pedagogy, in order to produce high quality graduates.
Upconversion of near infra-red light to visible light mediated by lanthanide ions is rapidly emerging as an important phenomenon with many applications in biological sciences, including imaging and medicine, amongst others.
An EPSRC DTG-sponsored PhD studentship is available for an outstanding and ambitious chemist to undertake research in the field of synthetic organometallic chemistry with the Mills group at Manchester.