Incorporation of Ba in Al and Fe pollucite

E.R. Vance, D.J. Gregg, G.J. Griffiths, Paul Guagliardo, C. Grant

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© 2016 Elsevier B.V.Ba, the transmutation product of radioactive Cs, can be incorporated at levels of up to ~0.07 formula units in Cs(1-2x)BaxAlSi2O6 aluminium pollucite formed by sol-gel methods and sintering at 1400 °C, with more Ba forming BaAl2Si2O8 phases. The effect of Ba substitution in pollucite-structured CsFeSi2O6 was also studied and no evidence of Ba substitution in the pollucite structure via cation vacancies or Fe2+ formation was obtained. The Ba entered a Fe-silicate glass structure. Charge compensation was also attempted with a Cs+ + Fe3+ ? Ba2+ + Ni2+ scheme but again the Ba formed a glass and NiO was evident. PCT leaching data showed CsFeSi2O6 to be very leach resistant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


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