A Microscopic Approach for the Simulation of Radioactive Waste Storage in Glass
Leaching of samples externally irradiated with low energy (~ lkeV/nucleon) heavy ions shows that the accumulation of a-recoils in glass can drastically reduce the life-time of waste storage glasses in geological environments against complete dissolution by ground water solutions.
KeywordsRadioactive Waste Etching Rate Leach Rate High Voltage Electron Microscope Vitreous Material
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