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Title: Neutron scattering studies of vitreous iron phosphates and vitreous and crystalline caesium borates
Author: Haworth, Richard C.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 9662
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Introductory chapters within this thesis cover the basics of glass science, magnetic behaviour in materials, nuclear and magnetic neutron scattering theory, and instrumentation and data reduction techniques. The sample chapters present experimental techniques, results and discussions, and conclusions concerning the study of the nuclear and magnetic structure and dynamics of vitreous iron phosphates; the structure and dynamics of vitreous caesium borates; and a structural characterisation of the phases of caesium enneaborate. All of the glasses have the common attribute of being candidates for nuclear waste immobilisation through vitrification, although the prime motivation for this work has been to further the current understanding of the nuclear structure (and magnetic and larger scale structure in the case of the iron phosphates) of these glass systems through novel dynamical studies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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