Synthesis and characterization of Nd2SnxZr2−xO7 pyrochlore ceramics
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Pyrochlore structured Nd2SnxZr2−xO7 (x=0–2) ceramics were prepared by a new chemical synthesis route in an aqueous media. Raman spectra and X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of the pyrochlore structure after sintering at 1400 °C. SEM results showed pelletized materials became dense with increasing Zr/Sn mole ratio and sintering temperature. These candidate materials have characteristic structures for the development of nuclear waste forms or inert matrix nuclear fuels.© 2013, Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l.
Pyrochlore, Neodymium, Zirconates, X-ray diffraction, Nuclear fuels
Kong, L., Zhang, Y., Karatchevtseva, I., Blackford, M. G., Lumpkin, G. R., & Triani, G. (2014). Synthesis and characterization of Nd2SnxZr2−xO7 pyrochlore ceramics. Ceramics International, 40(1), 651-657. doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.06.051