Specifies a method designed to check the long-term stability of a solid to alpha disintegration by detection of all modifications in the properties of an irradiated sample. The solid is borosilicate glass or, as an alternative, ceramics or glass-ceramics and a two-phase mixture of glass beads dispersed in a metal matrix, made from adequate (stable) fission product elements spiked with appropriate tracers.
Status : WithdrawnPublication date : 1982-05
Edition : 1Number of pages : 8
Technical Committee:Nuclear installations, processes and technologies