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PACRIM/GOMD in Hawai’i

The third week of May, for group members attended along with ~1130 others the 12th PACIFIC RIM ceramics conference.  Talks given by the group were:

-Fergerstrom et al, “Glass technology and use in ancient Byzantine Turkey: color, composition, deterioration, and field identification of glass at Çadir Höyük” – poster presentation

-Weaver et al (presented by McCloy), “Biodeterioration of Ancient Glasses and Implications to the Long-term Modeling of Glass Alteration,” – poster presentation

-Ahmadzadeh et al, “Role of iron in the crystallization of nepheline-based aluminosilicates,” – oral presentation

-Marcial et al (presented by McCloy), “The effect of Li addition on the crystallization behavior of Na aluminosilicate and borosilicate glasses,” – oral presentation

-Patil et al, “Effect of Rare Earths on the solubility and crystallization of Mo in borosilicate glasses for nuclear waste immobilization,” – oral presentation


Mostafa wrote a blog about the meeting which was published by the American Ceramic Society.  “PACRIM12 with GOMD feeds attendees in mind and  body”.

Also, later in the week, John, Mostafa, and Deepak ran into each other at the Kilauea volcano on the island.

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).