Monitoring the microstructural evolution of Nd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore during dissolution at 90 °C in 4 M HCl: Implications regarding the evaluation of the chemical durability

The chemical durability of Nd2Zr2O7 ceramic is investigated using complementary surface analysis techniques.

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Understanding the dissolution mechanism at the solid/solution interface of Nd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore is a critical step to evaluate its suitability to immobilize radionuclides. In this aim, the chemical durability of Nd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore sintered samples in 4 M HCl was examined by several complementary techniques (ESEM, XRR, AFM, GIXRD). Microstructural and structural changes were evidenced at the solid/solution interface.

Lire l'article DOI : 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.09.029
S. Szenknect , S. Finkeldei, F. Brandt, J. Ravaux , M. Odorico, R. Podor, J. Lautru, N. Dacheux and D. Bosbach. J. Nucl. Mat. 496, 97 (2017)