Electron microscopy study of a radioactive glass-bonded sodalite ceramic waste form

Sinkler, Wharton; O’Holleran, Thomas P.; Moschetti, Tanya L.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p166
Academic Journal
This paper presents the first results of scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) characterizations of a CWF made from salt used to electrorefine Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR II) driver fuel elements. The goals of the study are to gain a detailed understanding of microstructure and phase formation. This serves as a guide for process development, and also towards interpreting leach test results and developing models to predict long-term repository performance. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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