Title

Effects of Radiation Exposure on SRL 131 Composition Glass in a Steam Environment

Abstract

Monoliths of SRL 131 borosilicate glass were irradiated in a saturated air-steam environment, at temperatures of 150°C, to examine the effects of radiation on nuclear waste glass behavior. Half of the tests used actinide and Tc-99 doped glass and were exposed to an external ionizing gamma source, while the remaining glass samples were doped only with uranium and were reacted without any external radiation exposure. The effects of radiation exposure on glass alteration and secondary phase formation were determined by comparing the reaction rates and mineral paragenesis of the two sets of samples.

Meeting Name

17th Materials Society Symposium (1993: Nov. 29-Dec. 3, Boston, MA)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Borosilicate Glass; Environmental Protection; Geological Repositories; Radiation Damage; Radiation Effects; Mineral Paragenesis; Nuclear Waste Glass; Radiation Exposure; Radioactive Waste Encapsulation

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1558992324

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2729172

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Materials Research Society (MRS), All rights reserved.

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