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Vitrification process turns radioactive waste into durable glass for safe disposal

By Faye Oney / June 8, 2018

Researchers have successfully converted radioactive waste into glass through vitrification at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The test is part of an overall plan to send low-activity waste directly to the vitrification facility via Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste system.

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Fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, plus much more, in March 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / February 15, 2018

The March 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, the World Materials Research Institutes Forum, micromilling ceramic nanoparticulate materials, new NSF awards, and more—is now available online.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 8, 2017

How nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue, researchers demonstrate technique to fabricate safer and more compact batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 8, 2017.

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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 8, 2017

Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design, solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 8, 2017.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

Unprecedented nanoscale analysis, when glass becomes liquid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 23, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 10, 2014

Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / December 2, 2014

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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European, US glass communities come together for historic first meeting in Aachen

By Eileen De Guire / April 15, 2014

ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division and the German Society of Glass Technology are set to meet jointly for the first time in Aachen, Germany, May 25-30.

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