Hot Isostatic Pressing of Cs-exchanged IONSIV IE-911 samples is shown to produce a mixture of ceramic phases, the nature and mass fractions of these have been determined by Rietveld analysis of powder X-ray diffraction data. The main Cs phase that forms is Cs2TiNb6O18, after this reaches approximately 30% of the total crystalline content the remaining Cs is partitioned into Cs2ZrSi6O15. Durability tests using the PCT-B method for 7 days at 90 °C with deionised water lead to Cs leach rates of 0.032 and 0.038 g∙m−2∙day−1 for samples exchanged to 6 and 12 wt% Cs, respectively, indicating a durable wasteform is produced.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||MRS Online Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|