Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Enrica Balboni

Postdoctoral Appointment


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
M.Sc.
Universita' degli studi di Ferrara

Universita' degli studi di Ferrara

Research Interests

Actinide-mineral interactions, actinides crystal chemistry, environmental transport and behavior of f-elements, microscopy, mass spectrometry, x-ray diffraction and nuclear forensics.

Honors and Awards

  • Student research Grant- Mineralogical Society of America (2014)
  • Predoctoral CEST Bayer Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (2013-2014)
  • Graduate Internship- Getty Conservation Institute (2008-2009)
  • ERASMUS grant- European Union (2005)

Selected (Recent) Publications

E. Balboni, T. Spano , N. Cook, A. Simonetti, and P.C. Burns, Rare earth fractionation in uranium ore and its alterations, Applied Geochemistry 87, 84–92 (2017).

T.L. Spano, A. Simonetti, E. Balboni, C. Dorais, and P. C. Burns, Trace Element and U Isotope Analysis of Uraninite and Ore Concentrate: Implications for Nuclear Forensic Investigations, Applied Geochemistry 84, 277–285 (2017).

T. L. Spano, A. Simonetti, T. Wheeler, G. Carpenter, D. Freet, E. Balboni, C. Dorais, and P.C. Burns, A novel nuclear forensic tool involving deposit type normalized rare earth signatures, Terra Nova 29, 294–305 (2017).

K. M. Peruski,V. Bernales, M. Dembowski, H. L. Lobeck, K. L. Pellegrini, G.E. Sigmon, S. Hickam, C. M. Wallace, J. E. S. Szymanowski, E. Balboni, L. Gagliardi, and Peter C. Burns, Uranyl Peroxide Cage Cluster Solubility in Water and the Role of the Electrical Double Layer, Inorganic chemistry 56(3), 1333–1339 (2017).

Balboni, E.; Jones, N.; Spano, T.; Simonetti, A.; Burns, P.C. " Chemical and Sr isotopic characterization of North America uranium ores: Nuclear forensic applications" Applied Geochemistry 74, 24–32 (2016).

E. Balboni, J.M. Morrison, Wang, Z, Hengelhard, E. M., and P.C. Burns, Incorporation of Np(V) and U(VI) in carbonate and sulfate minerals crystallized from aqueous solution, Geochimica et Cosmocomica Acta 151 133–149 (2015).

E. Balboni and P. C. Burns, Hydrothermal syntheses and characterization of uranyl tungstates with electro-neutral structural units, Zeitung fur Kristallographie 230(8), 490–505 (2015).

E. Balboni and Burns, P.C., Cation-cation interactions and cation exchange in a series of isostructural uranyl tungstates, Journal of solid state chemistry 213, 1–8 (2014).


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