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New iodine apatite paper published

With our colleagues at Rutgers, we have completed a new paper on Pb-V-I apatites.

Charles Cao, Saehwa Chong, Lynn Thirion, John C. Mauro, John S. McCloy, and Ashutosh Goel, “One pot synthesis of apatite waste forms for immobilization of radioactive iodine at ambient temperature,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 14331-14342,

Glass-ceramics Webinar on 3/22 featuring lecture by Dr. McCloy; companion MRS Bulletin paper

Wednesday, March 22 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ET)

­Hosted by Mark J. Davis, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

Glass-Ceramics—Glorious Past and Bright Future!

­Edgar Dutra Zanotto   –  Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

Glass-Ceramics for Nuclear Waste Immobilization 

John McCloy  – Washington State University


Paper (McCloy & Goel) to appear in March 2017 issue of MRS Bulletin

­McCloy, J. and A. Goel, “Glass-ceramics for nuclear-waste immobilization,” MRS Bulletin, 42(3), 233-240 (2017).

New publications online

The research group has been busy, and can count 5 new publications now online.  Congratulations team!

  1. Jamie Weaver, Chuck Soderquist, Nancy Washton, Andrew S. Lipton, Paul Gassman, Wayne Lukens, Albert A. Kruger, Nathalie Wall, and John S. McCloy, “Chemical Trends in Solid Alkali Pertechnetates,” Inorganic Chemistry, in press.
  2. Weaver,# C. Soderquist, P. Gassman, E. Walter, W. Lukens, and J.S. McCloy, “Synthesis and Characterization of 5- and 6- Coordinated Alkali Pertechnetates,” MRS Advances, in press, (2017).
  3. Marcial, M. Ahmadzadeh, J.S. McCloy, “Effect of Li, Fe, and B Addition on the Crystallization Behavior of Sodium Aluminosilicate Glasses as Analogues for Hanford High Level Waste Glasses,” MRS Advances, in press, (2016).
  4. Ke Xu, Daniel K. Schreiber, Bradley R. Johnson, John McCloy, “Effect of defects, magnetocrystalline anisotropy, and shape anisotropy on magnetic structure of iron thin films by magnetic force microscopy,” AIP Advances, 7(5), 056806 (2017).
  5. Md Taibur Rahman, Kathryn Mireles, Pui Ching Wo, José Marcial, M. R. Kessler, John McCloy, C.V. Ramana, Rahul Panat, “High Temperature Oxidation Behavior of Nichrome (NiCr) Nanoparticles,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, in press.

Paper on Swedish hillforts published

The first paper reporting our project looking at the Swedish hillfort vitrified material has been published online.

Sjöblom, R., J. Weaver, D. Peeler, J. McCloy, A.A. Kruger, E. Ogenhall, and E. Hjärthner-Holdar, “Vitrified Hillforts As Anthropogenic Analogues For Nuclear Waste Glasses – Project Planning And Initiation,” International Journal of Sustainable Development, 11(6), 897-906 (2016).

New nepheline paper published in American Mineralogist

José Marcial just published a paper on his research on aluminosilicate crystallization from glass.

J. Marcial, J. Crum, O. Neill, and J. McCloy, “Nepheline structural and chemical dependence on melt composition,” American Mineralogist, 101(2), 266-276 (2016).

New magnetics papers published

The group recently had 2 papers published on work by Yue Cao and Ke Xu.  Congratulations!


  • Y. Cao, K. Xu, W. Jiang, T. Droubay, P. Ramuhalli, D. Edwards, B. Johnson, J. McCloy, “Hysteresis in single and polycrystalline iron thin films: major and minor loops, first order reversal curves, and Preisach modeling,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 395, 361-375 (2015).
  • Y. Li, K. Xu, S. Hu, J. Suter, D. Schreiber, P. Ramuhalli, B. Johnson, J. McCloy, “Computational and Experimental Investigations of Magnetic Domain Structures in Patterned Magnetic Thin Films,” Journal of Physics D, 48 305001 (2015).