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  1. J. L. Weaver, C.I. Pearce, R. Sjöblom, J.S. McCloy, M. Miller, T. Varga, B.W. Arey, M.A. Conroy, D.K. Peeler, R.J. Koestler, P.T. DePriest, E.P. Vicenzi, E. Hjarthner‐Holdar, E. Ogenhall, and A.A. Kruger, “Pre‐Viking Swedish Hillfort Glass: A Prospective Long‐Term Alteration Analogue for Vitrified Nuclear Waste,” International Journal of Applied Glass Science, in press (2018).
  2. Saehwa Chong, Jacob Peterson, Brian Riley, Diana Tabada, Donald Wall, Claire L. Corkhill, John McCloy, “Glass-bonded iodosodalite waste form for immobilization of I-129,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 504, 109-121 (2018).
  3. J. Nam, S. Chong, B. J. Riley, J. S. McCloy, “Iodosodalite Waste Forms from Low-Temperature Aqueous Process,” MRS Advances, 3(20), 1093-1103 (2018).
  4. J. L. Weaver, C. Soderquist, N. Washton, P. Gassman, E. Walter, M. Bowden, W. Lukens, and J.S. McCloy, “Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts,” MRS Advances, 3(21), 1191-1200 (2018).
  5. José Marcial, Joey Kabel, Muad Saleh, Yaqoot Shaharyar, Ashutosh Goel, John McCloy, “Structural dependence of crystallization in glasses along the nepheline (NaAlSiO4)-eucryptite (LiAlSiO4) join,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 101(7), 2840-2855 (2018).
  6. Jamie Weaver, Chuck Soderquist, Nathalie Wall, John McCloy, “Chemometric Analyses of XANES Data Collected on 99Tc Bearing Silicate Glasses,” Journal of Radiological & Nuclear Chemistry, 316(1), 17-27 (2018).
  7. Antoine Brehault, Deepak Patil, Randall Youngman, Lynn Thirion, John Mauro, Claire Corkhill, John McCloy, Ashutosh Goel, “Compositional dependence of solubility/retention of molybdenum oxides in aluminoborosilicate based model nuclear waste glasses,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(5), 1714-1729 (2018),
  8. Y. Cao, M. Ahmadzadeh, K. Xu, B. Dodrill, and J.S. McCloy, “Multiphase magnetic systems: Measurement and simulation,” Journal of Applied Physics, 123(2), 023902 (2018).
  9. M. Ahmadzadeh, C. Romero, and J. McCloy, “Magnetic analysis of commercial hematite, magnetite, and their mixtures,” AIP Advances, 8(5), 056807 (2018).


  1. 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).
  2. 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, 56(5), 2533-2544 (2017).
  3. Weaver,J.  C. Soderquist, P. Gassman, E. Walter, W. Lukens, and J.S. McCloy, “Synthesis and Characterization of 5- and 6- Coordinated Alkali Pertechnetates,” MRS Advances, 2(10), 525-542 (2017).
  4. J. McCloy and A. Goel, “Glass-Ceramics for Nuclear Waste Immobilization,” MRS Bulletin, 42(3), 233-240 (2017).
  5. Joelle T. Reiser, Benjamin P. Parruzot, Marc H. Weber,  Joseph V. Ryan, John S. McCloy, Nathalie A. Wall, “The Use of Positrons to Survey Alteration Layers on Synthetic Nuclear Waste Glasses,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 490, 75-84 (2017).
  6. Saehwa Chong, Jacob Peterson, Junghune Nam, Brian Riley, John McCloy, “Synthesis and Characterization of Iodide Sodalite,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100(5), 2273-2284 (2017).
  7. Mostafa Ahmadzadeh, José Marcial, John McCloy, “Structure and crystallization of iron-containing sodium aluminosilicate glasses in the NaAlSiO4-NaFeSiO4 join,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122(4), 2504-2524 (2017).
  8. Saleh, M., K.G. Lynn, and J.S. McCloy, “Evaluation of undoped ZnS single crystal materials for x-ray imaging applications,” Proceedings of SPIE 10179, 1017904 (2017).
  9. Ambar Deshkar, José Marcial, Scott A. Southern, Libor Kobera, David L. Bryce, John S. McCloy, Ashutosh Goel, “Understanding the structural origin of crystalline phase transformations in nepheline (NaAlSiO4) based alkali/alkaline-earth aluminosilicate glasses,” Journal of American Ceramic Society, 100(7), 2859-2878 (2017).
  10. 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,


  1. J. Marcial, J. Crum, O. K. Neill, J. S. McCloy, “Nepheline Structural and Chemical Dependence on Melt Composition,” American Mineralogist, 101, 266-276 (2016).
  2. B. Riley, J. Vienna, D. Strachan, J. McCloy, J. Jerden Jr., “Materials and Processes for the Effective Capture and Immobilization of Radioiodine: a Review,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 470, 307-326 (2016).
  3. J. Marcial, J. Kabel, M. Saleh, Y. Shaharyar, A. Goel, J. McCloy, “Effect of B on Crystallization of Li and Na aluminosilicates,” Proc. Waste Management WM2016, 16323 (2016).
  4. S. Chong, J. Peterson, B. Riley, and J. McCloy, “Hydrothermal Synthesis and Analysis of Iodine-Containing Sodalite,” Proc. Waste Management WM2016, 16153 (2016).
  5. J. Weaver, J. McCloy, J. V. Ryan, A. A. Kruger, “Ensuring longevity: Ancient glasses help predict durability of vitrified nuclear waste,” American Ceramic Society Bulletin, 95(4), 18-23 (2016),
  6. M. Saleh, Y. Cao, D. Edwards, P. Ramuhalli, B. Johnson, J. McCloy, “Effects of Aging Time and Temperature of Fe-1wt.%Cu on Magnetic Barkhausen Noise and FORC,” AIP Advances, 6(5), 055935 (2016).
  7. Y. Shaharyar, J. Cheng, E. Han, A. Maron, J. Weaver, J. Marcial, J. McCloy, A. Goel, “Elucidating the effect of iron speciation (Fe2+/Fe3+) on crystallization kinetics of sodium aluminosilicate glasses,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99(7), 2306-2315 (2016).
  8. R. Sjöblom, 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).
  9. C. Z. Soderquist, E. C. Buck, J. S. McCloy, M. J. Schweiger, A. A. Kruger, “Formation of Technetium Salts in Hanford Low Activity Waste Glass,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99(12), 3924–3931 (2016).
  10. Rahman, M.T., J. McCloy, C.V. Ramana, and R. Panat, “Structure, electrical characteristics, and high-temperature stability of aerosol jet printed silver nanoparticle films,” Journal of Applied Physics, 120(7), 075305 (2016).
  11. 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, 2(10), 549-555 (2016).


  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. J. S. McCloy, N. Washton, P. Gassman, J.Marcial, Jamie Weaver, R. Kukkadapu, “Nepheline crystallization in boron-rich alumino-silicate glasses as investigated by multi-nuclear NMR, Raman, & Mössbauer spectroscopies,” Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, 409, 149-165 (2015).
  4. J. Marcial, J. McCloy, O. Neill, “Nepheline Crystallization in High-Alumina High-Level Waste Glass,” Proc. Materials Research Society (MRS) Vol 1744, Dec 1-5, 2014, Boston, MA.
  5. J. Weaver, N. Wall, J. McCloy, “Wet Chemical and UV-Vis Spectrometric Iron Speciation in Low and Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste Glasses,” Proc. Materials Research Society (MRS) Vol 1744, Dec 1-5, 2014, Boston, MA.
  6. J. Weaver, J. Reiser, O. Neill, J. McCloy, N. Wall, “A Sampling Method for Semi-Quantitative and Quantitative Electron Microprobe Analysis of Glass Surfaces,” Proc. Materials Research Society (MRS) Vol 1744, Dec 1-5, 2014, Boston, MA.
  7. J. D. Suter, P. Ramuhalli, J. S. McCloy, K. Xu, S. Hu, Y. Li, W. Jiang, D. J. Edwards, A. L. Schemer-Kohrn, B. R. Johnson, “Meso-Scale Magnetic Signatures for Nuclear Reactor Steel Irradiation Embrittlement Monitoring.” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), July 20-25, 2014, Boise, ID; AIP Conference Proceedings, 1650, 1476-1485 (2015).