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This paper is a comprehensive review of the state-of-knowledge in the field of radiation effects in crystalline ceramics that may be used for the immobilization of high-level nuclear waste and plutonium disposition. The current status and issues in the area of radiation damage processes, defect generation, microstructure development, theoretical methods and experimental methods are reviewed. Questions of fundamental and technological interest that offer opportunities for research are identified.

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Authors: WEBER W J, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Washington (US);EWING R C, University of New Mexico, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Albuquerque (US);CATLOW C R A, The Royal Institution, London (GB);DIAZ DE LA RUBIA T, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (US);HOBBS L W, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cambridge (US);KINOSHITA C, Kyushu University, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Fukoka (JP);MATZKE H, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);MOTTA A T, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering (US);NASTASI M A, Los Alamos National Laboratory (US);SALJE E H K, University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences (GB);VANCE E R, ANSTO, Materials Division, Menai (AU);ZINKEL S J, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Materials Research (1997)
Record Number: 199810003 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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