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In pursuing his Master's degree, Mark Schvaneveldt explored the electrochemical reduction of lanthanum chloride in two molten salts, CaCl2 and LiCl-CaCl2 eutectic, in which lanthanum reduction had not previously been analyzed. Mark published his results in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry with Ranon Fuller as a co-author. In addition to the unique salt systems, Mark provides a detailed discussion on some of the nuances on performing and analyzing electroanalytical measurements in molten salts, which are not frequently shared.
Congratulations to Ranon Fuller, a graduate research assistant, in the PyRO group on receiving a University Nuclear Leadership Program (UNLP) Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)! Ranon was one of 28 graduate students selected across the nation for this award. He plans to make meaningful contributions to development of advanced and safe nuclear energy by developing and validating rotating electrodes as a lower cost, more versatile way of studying corrosion of materials in molten salt under flowing conditions. To learn more about UNLP, see the press release from the DOE: