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From ancient artifact to future security—how study of old glasses informs design of new ones

By April Gocha / April 22, 2016

The May issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring new stories on how ancient artifacts inform design of nuclear storage glasses, mechanical behavior of thin coatings on glass, new enamels for kitchen appliances, and an extended abstract from this year’s Kreidl Award winner—is now available online.

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Stuffing nuclear waste glasses

By Eileen De Guire / September 21, 2011

Vitrification, or encapsulating nuclear waste in glass is possible method of containing nuclear wastes. Credit: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Wikipedia While nuclear energy policy issues are being worked out on a nation-by-nation basis, research on technological challenges continues apace, at least for now. Disposal of high-level nuclear waste is an essential, but expensive, part of…

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