Intergrowth structures in synthetic pyrochlores : implications for radiation damage effects and waste form formulation.

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Titanate-based ceramic waste forms are currently under development for the immobilization of excess weapons plutonium. Both Hf and Gd are added to the ceramic formulation as neutron absorbers in order to satisfy a defense-in-depth concept for the waste form. The introduction of significant amounts of hafnium may be responsible for the presence of zirconolite-2M crystals in pyrochlore-based ceramics and the formation of zirconolite lamellae within pyrochlore. The zirconolite grows epitaxially on {l_brace}111{r_brace}planes of pyrochlore. Although the zirconolite lamellae within pyrochlore are non-cubic, any volume expansion due to radiation damage in the pyrochlore should still be isotropic; in addition, the presence ... continued below

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Buck, E. March 30, 1999.

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Titanate-based ceramic waste forms are currently under development for the immobilization of excess weapons plutonium. Both Hf and Gd are added to the ceramic formulation as neutron absorbers in order to satisfy a defense-in-depth concept for the waste form. The introduction of significant amounts of hafnium may be responsible for the presence of zirconolite-2M crystals in pyrochlore-based ceramics and the formation of zirconolite lamellae within pyrochlore. The zirconolite grows epitaxially on {l_brace}111{r_brace}planes of pyrochlore. Although the zirconolite lamellae within pyrochlore are non-cubic, any volume expansion due to radiation damage in the pyrochlore should still be isotropic; in addition, the presence of these intergrowths may allow some stress relief in the ceramic.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010873

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  • MRS 1998 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (US), 11/30/1998--12/04/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP-96770
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Buck, E. Intergrowth structures in synthetic pyrochlores : implications for radiation damage effects and waste form formulation., article, March 30, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624427/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.