You are here : Homepage   >   Hydrosystems   >   Chemistry of the elements

Chemistry of the elements

The laboratory

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
Département de Recherches Subatomiques

23, rue du Loess   BP 28
67037 STRASBOURG Cedex 2
Tel : 03 88 10 66 55

Head of the laboratory : Christelle ROY (DR CNRS)

The team : Rémi BARILLON (PR UdS), Mireille DEL NERO (CR CNRS), Catherine GALINDO (IR CNRS),  Olivier COURSON (IR CNRS), Abdel-Mjid NOURREDINE (PR UdS)

Web site :

      Completed Dissertations since 2010

      Eric Halter. « Spéciation des ions phosphate et uranyle à l’interface corindon colloïdal / solution. Etude expérimentale et analyses spectroscopiques in-situ ». Thèse de Doctorat de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (ED398), soutenue le 15 mars 2010.

      Academic Publications since 2007

      Articles published in journals


      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Bucher G., Georg S., Mazan V., Barillon R. 2013. Speciation of oxalate at corundum colloid-solution interfaces and its effect on colloid aggregation under conditions relevant to freshwaters. Colloids and Surfaces A:  Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 418, 165-163.

      Galindo C., Del Nero M. 2013. Trace Level Uranyl Complexation with Phenylphosphonic Acid in Aqueous Solution: Direct Speciation by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Inorganic Chemistry 52, 4372-4383.


      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Bucher G., Barillon R. 2012. Monitoring dynamics ofspecies and adsorption reactions at the corundum-oxalate-solution interface by in-situ ATR-FTIR. Mineralogical Magazine 76(6), 1638.

      Galindo C., Del Nero M., Courson O., Georg S. 2012. U(VI)-organic phosphate complex formation studied by ESI-FTMS. Mineralogical Magazine 76(6), 1734.


      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Barillon R., Madé B. 2011. TRLFS Evidence for Precipitation of Uranyl Phosphate on the Surface of Alumina: Environmental Implications. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(9), 3982–3988.


      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Barillon R., Halter E., Madé B. 2010. Surface reactivity of α-Al2O3 and mechanisms of phosphate sorption: In situ ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and ζ  potential studies. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 342(2), 437-444.

      Galindo C., Del Nero M., Barillon R., Halter E., Madé B. 2010. Mechanisms of uranyl and phosphate (co)sorption: Complexation and precipitation at α-Al2O3 surfaces. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 347(2), 282-289.

      Halter E., Montgomery P., Montaner D., Barillon R., Del Nero M., Galindo C., Georg S. 2010. Characterization of inhomogeneous colloidal layers using adapted coherence probe microscopy, Applied Surface Science, 256(21), 6144-6152.

      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Barillon R., 2010. Surface Precipitation at the Al2O3 / Uranyl Phosphate Solution Interface, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010-D, A221, Knoxville, USA, 13-18 June 2010, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 74(12), Supplement 1.


      Del Nero M., Galindo C., Halter E., Madé B., 2009. Spectroscopic studies of uranyl sorption in PO4 / Al2O3 systems, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2009-D, Davos, Switzerland, 21-24 June 2009, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 73(13), Supplement 1.


      C. Galindo, L Mougin, S. Fakhi, A. Nourreddine, A. Lamghari, H. Hannache. 2007. Distribution of naturally occurring radionuclides (U, Th) in Timahdit black shale (Morocco), Journal of environmental Radioactivity 92, 41-54.

      C. Galindo, L Mougin, A. Nourreddine. 2007. An improved radiochemical separation of uranium and thorium in environmental samples involving peroxide fusion, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 65, 9-16.