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A comparison is made between leaching experiments of the Australian titanate waste ceramic, Synroc, in D(2)O and in H(2)O with analysis by elastic recoil detection analysis, ERDA. The relevant specific features of the ERDA technique are discussed in order to obtain a better understanding of the behaviour of Synroc in water and of the ERDA spectra obtained on leached Synroc.

Both studies show that Synroc is very stable indeed against leaching attack by water. The small differences between 2 studies are near to the detection potential of ERDA which is a powerful, non-destructive method for determination of H and D, but with inherent problems if depth resolutions of better than 0.05 µm (50 nm) are aimed for. .

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Authors: MATZKE H J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);RIGATO Y, Unità INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Padova (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 231 (1996) pp. 260-263
Record Number: 199611407 / Last updated on: 1996-12-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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