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Abstract

The effects of atmospheric moisture and radiation damage on fracture properties of nuclear waste glasses and ceramics was investigated by indentation techniques. In nuclear waste glasses, atmospheric moisture had no measurable effect on hardness but decreased the fracture toughness. In nuclear waste ceramics, self-radiation damage from alpha decay decreased the hardness and elastic modulus; the fracture toughness increased with dose to a broad maximum and then decreased slightly with further increases in dose.

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Authors: WEBER W J PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORY, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON (USA) MATZKE HJ JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY) , PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORY, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON (USA);JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP "IDENTATION FRACTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMIC FUELS AND OF WASTE CERAMICS AND GLASSES, KARLSRUHE (GERMANY), NOV. 11-12, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32737 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124115200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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