Advanced synthetic routes towards thorium dioxide doped with lanthanides

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Advanced synthetic routes towards thorium dioxide doped with lanthanides. / Pasniewski, Maciej; Verwerft, Marc (Peer reviewer); Cardinaels, Thomas (Peer reviewer).

Leuven, Belgium : KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2014. 98 p.

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title = "Advanced synthetic routes towards thorium dioxide doped with lanthanides",
abstract = "This study mainly focused on two aspects of pellet synthesis: the milling of thorium dioxide and the doping of that powder with soluble lanthanide compounds. The milling was performed with different ball mills and milling materials. Dry and wet milling techniques were also tested for comparison of the end result. The other goal was to investigate whether it is feasible to produce ceramic pellets of thorium dioxide doped with soluble lanthanide compounds via wet milling. This in extension to already studied solid-state synthesis of thorium dioxide mixed with lanthanide oxides. Lastly, a study of soluble lanthanide compounds (cerium and gadolinium) was performed, with an evaluation of their properties.",
keywords = "thorium, fuel, lanthanides",
author = "Maciej Pasniewski and Marc Verwerft and Thomas Cardinaels",
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year = "2014",
month = sep,
language = "English",
publisher = "KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven",
school = "KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ",

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T1 - Advanced synthetic routes towards thorium dioxide doped with lanthanides

AU - Pasniewski, Maciej

A2 - Verwerft, Marc

A2 - Cardinaels, Thomas

N1 - Score = 2

PY - 2014/9

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N2 - This study mainly focused on two aspects of pellet synthesis: the milling of thorium dioxide and the doping of that powder with soluble lanthanide compounds. The milling was performed with different ball mills and milling materials. Dry and wet milling techniques were also tested for comparison of the end result. The other goal was to investigate whether it is feasible to produce ceramic pellets of thorium dioxide doped with soluble lanthanide compounds via wet milling. This in extension to already studied solid-state synthesis of thorium dioxide mixed with lanthanide oxides. Lastly, a study of soluble lanthanide compounds (cerium and gadolinium) was performed, with an evaluation of their properties.

AB - This study mainly focused on two aspects of pellet synthesis: the milling of thorium dioxide and the doping of that powder with soluble lanthanide compounds. The milling was performed with different ball mills and milling materials. Dry and wet milling techniques were also tested for comparison of the end result. The other goal was to investigate whether it is feasible to produce ceramic pellets of thorium dioxide doped with soluble lanthanide compounds via wet milling. This in extension to already studied solid-state synthesis of thorium dioxide mixed with lanthanide oxides. Lastly, a study of soluble lanthanide compounds (cerium and gadolinium) was performed, with an evaluation of their properties.

KW - thorium

KW - fuel

KW - lanthanides

UR - http://ecm.sckcen.be/OTCS/llisapi.dll/open/ezp_136628

M3 - Master's thesis

PB - KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

CY - Leuven, Belgium

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