Characterization of Weathered Glass by Analyzing Ancient Artifacts

  • Maureen F. Kaplan
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


Ancient artifacts, having been buried for significant periods of time, can be viewed as outcomes in long term durability experiments. This study focuses on ancient man-made glass -- a material which came into use about 3,500 years ago. The weathering products found on these glasses are described and a method for correlating them with glass composition is presented. Relevance to current work on vitrified nuclear waste forms is discussed.


Nuclear Waste Glass Composition Silica Matrix Waste Form Nuclear Waste Management 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maureen F. Kaplan
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  1. 1.The Analytic Sciences CorporationReadingUSA

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