Publications

Below are selected publications by the Heavy Elements Group and Prof. Folden.  For a complete list, please see Prof. Folden’s ORCID page.

E. E. Tereshatov, M. Boltoeva, V. Mazan, C. L. Baley, and C. M. Folden III, Hydrophobic Polymerized Ionic Liquid for Trace Metal Solid Phase Extraction: Thallium Transfer from Hydrochloric Acid Media, New J. Chem. 43, 8958-8969 (2019).  (link)

K. J. Glennon, J. M. Osborn, J. D. Burns, E. D. Kitcher, S. S. Chirayath, and C. M. Folden III, Measuring Key Sm Isotope Ratios in Irradiated UO2 for use in Plutonium Discrimination Nuclear Forensics, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 320, 405-414 (2019).  (link)

M. F. Volia, E. E. Tereshatov, V. Mazan, C. M. Folden III, and M. Boltoeva, Effect of Aqueous Hydrochloric Acid and Zwitterionic Betaine on the Mutual Solubility Between a Protic Betainium-Based Ionic Liquid and Water, J. Mol. Liq. 276, 296-306 (2019). (link)

J. M. Osborn, K. J. Glennon, E. D. Kitcher, J. D. Burns, C. M. Folden III, and S. S. Chirayath, Experimental Validation of a Nuclear Forensics Methodology for the Source Reactor-Type Discrimination of Chemically Separated Plutonium, Nucl. Eng. Tech. 51, 384-393 (2019). (link)

N. Nica, J. C. Hardy, V. E. Iacob, V. Horvat, H. I. Park, T. A. Werke, K. J. Glennon, C. M. Folden III, V. I. Sabla, J. B. Bryant, X. K. James, and M. B. Trzhaskovskaya, Precise Measurement of aK and aT for the 39.8-keV E3 Transition in 103Rh: Test of Internal-Conversion Theory, Phys. Rev. C 98, 054321 (2018). (link)

J. M. Osborn, K. J. Glennon, E. D. Kitcher, J. D. Burns, C. M. Folden III, and S. S. Chirayath, Computational and Experimental Forensics Characterization of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Produced in a Thermal Neutron Environment, Nucl. Eng. Tech. 50(6), 820-828 (2018). (link)

J. M. Osborn, E. D. Kitcher, S. S. Chirayath, C. M. Folden III, and J. D. Burns, Nuclear Forensics Methodology Development for Reactor-Type Attribution of Chemically Separated Plutonium, Nucl. Tech. 200, 1-10 (2017).  (link)

D. A. Mayorov, E. E. Tereshatov, T. A. Werke, M. M. Frey, C. M. Folden III, Heavy-Ion Beam Induced Effects in Enriched Gadolinium Target Films Prepared by Molecular Plating, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 407, 256-264 (2017).  (link)

N. Nica, J. C. Hardy, V. E. Iacob, T. A. Werke, C. M. Folden III, L. Pineda and M. B. Trzhaskovskaya, Test of Internal-Conversion Theory with a Measurement in 111Cd, EPJ Web Conf. 146, 10004 (2017).  (link)

N. Nica, J. C. Hardy, V. E. Iacob, T. A. Werke, C. M. Folden III, K. Ofodile, and M. B. Trzhaskovskaya, Precise Measurement of αK and αT for the 109.3-keV M4 Transition in 125Te: Test of Internal-Conversion Theory, Phys. Rev. C 95, 064301 (2017).  (link)

M. W. Swinney, C. M. Folden III, R. J. Ellis, and S. S. Chirayath, Experimental and Computational Forensics Characterization of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Produced in a Fast Reactor Neutron Environment, Nucl. Technol. 197, 1 (2017).  (link)

P. M. Mendoza, S. S. Chirayath, and C. M. Folden III, Fission Product Decontamination Factors for Plutonium Separated by PUREX from Low-Burnup, Fast-Neutron Irradiated Depleted UO2, Appl. Radiat. Isotopes 118, 38 (2016).  (link)

E. E. Tereshatov, M. Yu. Boltoeva, and C. M. Folden III, First Evidence of Metal Transfer into Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Mixtures: Indium Extraction from Hydrochloric and Oxalic Acids, Green Chem. 18, 4616 (2016).  (link)

V. Mazan, M. Yu. Boltoeva, E. E. Tereshatov, and C. M. Folden III, Mutual Solubility of Water and Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids in the Presence of Hydrochloric Acid, RSC Adv. 6, 56260 (2016).  (link)

N. Nica, J. C. Hardy, V. E. Iacob, T. A. Werke, C. M. Folden III, L. Pineda, and M. B. Trzhaskovskaya, Precise Measurement of aK and aT for the 150.8-keV E3 Transition in 111Cd: Test of Internal-Conversion Theory, Phys. Rev. C 93, 034305 (2016).  (link)

M. C. Alfonso, M. E. Bennett, and C. M. Folden III, Extraction Chromatography of the Rf Homologs Zr and Hf Using the TEVA and UTEVA Resins from HCl, HNO3, and H2SO4, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 307, 1529 (2016).  (link)

E. E. Tereshatov, M. Yu. Boltoeva, V. Mazan, M. F. Volia, and C. M. Folden III, Thallium Extraction from Hydrochloric Acid Media Into Pure Ionic Liquids, J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 2311-2322 (2016).  (link)

T. A. Werke, D. A. Mayorov, M. C. Alfonso, E. E. Tereshatov, and C. M. Folden III, Hot Fusion-Evaporation Cross Sections of 44Ca-Induced Reactions with Lanthanide Targets, Phys. Rev. C 92, 054617 (2015).  (link)

D. A. Mayorov, T. A. Werke, M. C. Alfonso, E. E. Tereshatov, M. E. Bennett, M. M. Frey, and C. M. Folden III, Evaporation Residue Excitation Function Measurements in 50Ti- and 54Cr-Induced Reactions with Lanthanide Targets, Phys. Rev. C 92, 054601 (2015).  (link)

T. A. Werke, D. A. Mayorov, M. C. Alfonso, M. E. Bennett, M. J. DeVanzo, M. M. Frey, E. E. Tereshatov, and C. M. Folden III, Hot Fusion-Evaporation Cross Sections of 45Sc-Induced Reactions with Lanthanide Targets, Phys. Rev. C 92, 034613 (2015). (link)

E. E. Tereshatov, M. Yu. Boltoeva, and C. M. Folden III, Resin Ion Exchange and Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Indium and Thallium from Chloride Media, Solvent Extr. Ion Exc. 33(6), 607 (2015). (link)

M. C. Alfonso, E. E. Tereshatov, M. J. DeVanzo, J. A. Sefcik, M. E. Bennett, D. A. Mayorov, T. A. Werke, and C. M. Folden III, New Recoil Transfer Chamber for Thermalization of Heavy Ions Produced in Fusion-Evaporation Reactions, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 798, 52 (2015). (link)

D. A. Mayorov, T. A. Werke, M. C. Alfonso, M. E. Bennett, and C. M. Folden III, Production Cross Sections of Elements Near the N = 126 Shell in 48Ca-Induced Reactions with 154Gd, 159Tb, 162Dy and 165Ho Targets, Phys. Rev. C 90, 024602 (2014). (link)

M. E. Bennett, M. C. Alfonso, J. P. Greene, and C. M. Folden III, Heavy Element Chemistry Facilities at Texas A&M University, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 299, 1107-1112 (2014). (link)

C. M. Folden III, D. A. Mayorov, T. A. Werke, M. C. Alfonso, M. E. Bennett, and M. J. DeVanzo, Prospects for the Discovery of the Next New Element: Influence of Projectiles with Z > 20, J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 420, 012007 (2013). (link)

C. M. Folden III, M. C. Alfonso, D. A. Mayorov, K. R. Lawrence, A. A. Alharbi, E. Berdugo, P. J. Cammarata, A. C. Raphelt, B. T. Roeder, and T. A. Werke, Development of the MARS Separator for Heavy Element Studies, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 678, 1 (2012). (link)

M. E. Bennett, D. A. Mayorov, K. D. Chapkin, M. C. Alfonso, T. A. Werke, and C. M. Folden III, Measurement of the natLu(p,X)175Hf Excitation Function, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 276, 62 (2012). (link)

C. M. Folden III, A. S. Nettleton, A. M. Amthor, T. N. Ginter, M. Hausmann, T. Kubo, W. D. Loveland, S. L. Manikonda, D. J. Morrissey, T. Nakao, M. Portillo, B. M. Sherrill, G. A. Souliotis, B. F. Strong, H. Takeda, and O. B. Tarasov, New Neutron-Rich Microsecond Isomers Observed Among Fission Products of 238U at 80 MeV/nucleon, Phys. Rev. C 79, 064318 (2009). (link)

C. M. Folden III, I. Dragojević, Ch. E. Düllmann, R. Eichler, M. A. Garcia, J. M. Gates, S. L. Nelson, R. Sudowe, K. E. Gregorich, D. C. Hoffman, and H. Nitsche, Measurement of the 208Pb(52Cr, n)259Sg Excitation Function, Phys. Rev. C 79, 027602 (2009). (link)

M. Block, C. Bachelet, G. Bollen, M. Facina, C. M. Folden III, C. Guénaut, A. A. Kwiatkowski, D. J. Morrissey, G. K. Pang, A. Prinke, R. Ringle, J. Savory, P. Schury, and S. Schwarz, Discovery of a Nuclear Isomer in 65Fe with Penning Trap Mass Spectrometry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 132501 (2008). (link)

T. Baumann, A. M. Amthor, D. Bazin, B. A. Brown, C. M. Folden III, A. Gade, T. N. Ginter, M. Hausmann, M. Matoš, D. J. Morrissey, M. Portillo, A. Schiller, B. M. Sherrill, A. Stolz, O. B. Tarasov, and M. Thoennessen, Discovery of 40Mg and 42Al Suggests Neutron Drip-Line Slant Towards Heavier Isotopes, Nature (London) 449, 1022 (2007). (link)

C. M. Folden III, K. E. Gregorich, Ch. E. Düllmann, S. L. Nelson, J. M. Schwantes, R. Sudowe, P. M. Zielinski, H. Nitsche, and D. C. Hoffman, Measurement of the 208Pb(55Mn, n)262Bh (Z = 107) Excitation Function, Phys. Rev. C 73, 014611 (2006). (link)

Ch. E. Düllmann, C. M. Folden III, K. E. Gregorich, D. C. Hoffman, D. Leitner, G. K. Pang, R. Sudowe, P. M. Zielinski, and H. Nitsche, Heavy-Ion-Induced Production and Physical Preseparation of Short-Lived Isotopes for Chemistry Experiments, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 551, 528 (2005). (link)

C. M. Folden III, K. E. Gregorich, Ch. E. Düllmann, H. Mahmud, G. K. Pang, J. M. Schwantes, R. Sudowe, P. M. Zielinski, H. Nitsche, and D. C. Hoffman, Development of an Odd-Z-Projectile Reaction for Heavy Element Synthesis: 208Pb(64Ni, n)271Ds and 208Pb(65Cu, n)272111, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 212702 (2004). (link)

U. W. Kirbach, C. M. Folden III, T. N. Ginter, K. E.Gregorich, J. P. Omtvedt, V. Ninov, D. M. Lee, J. B. Patin, N. K. Seward, D. A. Strellis, R. Sudowe, A. Türler, P. A. Wilk, P. M. Zielinski, D. C. Hoffman, and H. Nitsche, A Cryo-Thermochromatographic Separation and Detection System for On-Line Chemical Studies of Volatile Short-Lived Isotopes, Nucl. Instr. Methods A 484, 587 (2002). (link)