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Glass Corrosion Short Course

May 20, 2017 — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hilton Waikoloa Village – held in conjunction with PacRim12


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On or Before

April 21, 2017


April 21, 2017

ACerS Member $395 $545
Non Member $465 $615
Student $200 $275

If you have questions about registration, please contact Customer Service at 866-721-3322 (option 6) or 1-240-646-7054.


Course Objective 

The objective of this one-day short course is to give an up-to-date overview of how silicate glasses behave in contact with water. This question is at the heart of many fields of research and is triggered by industrial or environmental applications. This short course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics. Various focuses are made on different types of glasses: bioglasses, natural glasses, archaeological glasses, as well as nuclear and commercial glasses. To complete this overview, the course will provide insights into the analytical and experimental techniques used to investigate glass corrosion at various scales and into the different modeling approaches.


Course Outline 
  • Fundamental aspects of silicate glass corrosion: mechanisms and kinetics (theoretical background) (1 hour) Stéphane Gin, CEA, France
  • Nuclear glasses (1 hour) John Vienna, PNNL, USA
  • Experimental and analytical techniques to investigate glass corrosion (1 hour) Joe Ryan, PNNL, USA
  • Multi-scale modeling (1 hour) Sébastien Kerisit, PNNL, USA
  • Bioglasses and commercial glasses (45 min) Rob Schaut, Nick Smith , Corning, USA 
  • Natural and archeological glasses (30 min) Aurélie Verney Carron, University of Paris Créteil, France
  • Geochemical aspects (speciation, reactive transport) (30 min.) 
  • Demonstration: Sugar glass alteration with shape effect (1 hour)



Cancellation Policy

ACerS reserves the right to cancel a course up to 4 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact ACerS customer service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 to confirm that the course is happening before purchasing your airline tickets. ACerS is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or the cancellation/change fees associated with canceling a flight.



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