"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
© 2006 Brian Richard Heckman, All rights reserved.
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Heckman, Brian R., "Waste storage and photolithography of nanoparticles in sol-gel materials" (2006). Masters Theses. 5913.
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