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Title: Zirconium molybdate crystal growth and morphological control
Author: Masheder, Benjamin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2739 3393
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis investigated the formation of zirconium molybdate (ZM) (ZrMo207(OHh)2H20) crystals in conditions designed to reflect those found during the processing of spent nuclear fuel, in which these crystals are seen to form. Greater understanding of the formation of ZM was sought by studying the effect of many chemical species, including many known to be present in the mixture and a number of others specifically selected. The final goal was to provide means to control the creation of ZM crystals which exhibited advantageous physical characteristics. The ZM crystal morphology was found to be highly influenced by a few species which gave rise to several newly characterized novel crystal forms of ZM that exhibited interesting rheological and packing properties.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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