|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2012
||Materials Issues in Nuclear Waste Management in the 21st Century
||The Use of Ancient Glasses in Understanding the Mechanism for Glass Dissolution Disposal
||Denis M. Strachan, Joe Ryan, Jarrod Crum, Dan Schreiber
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Denis M. Strachan
Glasses have been used for treasured articles for at least the last 5000 y. Most of these glass artifacts or parts of them have been ‘stored’ in contact with water for much of the time since they were manufactured. Thus, the glass remnant contains a record of the interaction between it and water for times that far exceed the longest laboratory experiment. With modern technology and analytical instrumentation, we can decipher this stored record and use this information to better understand the glass dissolution mechanism, especially with modern technology and analytical instrumentation. In this presentation, we discuss the types of glasses that might be included in such an effort, the compositions of those glasses, the areas where these glasses might be found, and the results from the analyses we have performed on the glasses we have obtained to date.