Increased long-term corrosion resistance of the nuclear waste storage materials is critical to restrict the escape of radioactive products into the environment.
This symposium will enclose two major research topics:
1) Development of environmental safe nuclear storage materials through new, non environment contamination glass processing techniques, and solutions for long-term stable material systems at the geological repository.
2) Improvement of corrosion resistance of nuclear waste storage materials currently considered.
This symposium will give researchers worldwide an opportunity to discuss developments in the specific characterization techniques, including Neutron Diffraction, High-Energy X-ray Diffraction, Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Raman Spectroscopy.
Further, the symposium will attract outstanding scientists to present Molecular Dynamic (MD) simulations and experiments to understand aqueous glass corrosion and effects on its structure, stability and mechanical properties and Machine Learning (ML) to predict long-term durability and to design glasses and glass-ceramics for long-term nuclear waste storage.
Modeling and experiments to understand the corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (scc) resistance of steel canisters used for temporary storage, with means to mitigate and repair are welcome. Work for corrosion of steel canisters to be used to store glass hosting nuclear waste for long term storage at the geological repository is of particular interest.
Thermodynamic views into the nuclear waste glass and steel corrosion are looked for.
Experimental and modeling approaches to study and propose improvement in toughness of glass and glass-ceramics and glass and glass-ceramics canisters to host nuclear waste are invited.