Textural and fluid phase analysis of rock salt subjected to the combined effects of pressure, heat and gamma radiation
The formation of colloidal sodium by radiolytic processes is a main concern with respect to the safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste in salt formations. The research work sought to assess the irradiation damage in natural rock salt when exposed to a different dose, dose rate, temperature and time of gamma irradiation. The work encompassed four major tasks: (i) detailed characterisation of both solid and fluid phases of natural rock salt; (ii) gamma irradiation of salt samples; (iii) determination of the amount of colloidal sodium present in irradiated samples; (iv) calculation of radiation damage. The results of this research are presented and the experiments themselves described.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14169 EN (1992) 217 pp., FS, ECU 21
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4396-4
Record Number: 199211106 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en