Current Trends on Lanthanide Glasses and Materials, Chapter 4


Crystallization studies of cerium containing iron borophosphate glasses/glass-ceramics

Fu Wang, Qilong Liao

The properties of cerium containing iron borophosphate glasses/glass-ceramics are well implications for the properties of iron borophosphate based waste forms. To achieve high waste volume reduction, the content of nuclides usually exceeds their solibility limit in base glasses, which results in a crystalline phase formed in the corresponding waste forms. It is well known that if crystallite appears in a glassy phase, the crystallite will induce nucleation or provides surface to nucleate, resulting in much easier crystallization of the glassy material. Once crystallization occurs, the properties of the glassy waste form will dramatically deteriorate. In this chapter, the recent studies on the crystallization behaviors and crystallization kinetics of the cerium containing iron borophosphate glasses/glass-ceramics were summarized.

Iron Borophosphate Glasses, Iron Borophosphate Based Glass-Ceramics, Cerium, Crystallization Behavior, Crystallization Kinetics

Published online 1/1/2017, 17 pages


Part of Current Trends on Lanthanide Glasses and Materials

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