"Silica sol-gel materials were employed as waste storage containers and matrices for three-dimensional nanoparticle patterning. Due to their porous nature, silica gels provide a substantially empty volume to be impregnated with waste materials. The materials are loaded into the porous gel structure through a liquid diffusion process. Additional reactive solutions, e.g. tools, are also loaded into the gels and a precipitation, e.g. metal-sulfide, ensues. This solid precipitate became immobilized within the silica get matrix. The gel can be vitrified through a viscous flow sintering process, leading to a fully enclosed and stable containment system. Silica sol-gels vitrify at much lower temperatures than the traditional silica glass melting point. Details of the experimental apparatuses and results are presented"--Abstract, page iv.
Massimo F. Bertino
J. Greg Story
M.S. in Physics
Missouri Research Board
United States. Department of Energy
University of Missouri--Rolla
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Nuclear waste storage in sol-gel materials
- Photolithography of nanoparticles in sol-gel materials
xiii, 57 pages
Note about bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-54)
© 2006 Brian Richard Heckman, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Restricted Access
Print OCLC #
Heckman, Brian R., "Waste storage and photolithography of nanoparticles in sol-gel materials" (2006). Masters Theses. 5913.
Share My Thesis If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.