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Research into the properties of clays as barrier materials for nuclear waste disposal has led to the realisation that they have important transport properties which are relatively insignificant in most other geological materials. Sorption has always been regarded as a purely retarding mechanism, but laboratory experiments over the past decade have indicated that surface diffusion of sorbed cations is a potentially significant transport mechanism in both compacted montmorillonite, and biotite gneiss. The present desk study forms part of the CEC coordinated project Mirage - second phase, research area `Natural analogues'.

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Authors: COOK A J, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12381 EN (1989) FS, 38 pp., ECU 5,
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-0902-2; CD-NA
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