Learn the Fundamental Mechanisms of Glass Corrosion
June 9, 2019—8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Boston Park Plaza Hotel | Held in conjunction with ICG 2019, Boston, Mass.
Instructors: Stéphane Gin, CEA, France, leads a speaker lineup comprised of subject matter experts
How do silicate glasses behave when they come into contact with water? This question is at the heart of many fields of research and is triggered by either industrial or environmental applications. This one-day short course taught by industry experts gives an up-to-date overview of this topic.
This short course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics. Various focuses are made on various types of glasses: nuclear and commercial glasses, as well as natural and archaeological 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.
Instructor and Topic Lineup
Fundamental aspects of silicate glass corrosion: mechanisms and kinetics (theoretical background) Stéphane Gin, CEA, France
Experimental and analytical techniques to investigate glass corrosion Joe Ryan, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
Atomistic simulations of glasses and glass-water interactions Jincheng Du, University of North Texas, USA
Durability of commercial glasses Nick Smith, Corning, USA
Robert Schaut, Corning, USA
Durability of bioactive glasses Delia Brauer, University of Jena, Germany
Nuclear waste glass corrosion and performance assessment John Vienna, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Natural and archaeological glasses: Guideposts for predicting nuclear waste glass durability Aurélie Verney-Carron, University of Paris-Créteil, France
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