A cesium-selective ion sieve made by topotactic leaching of phlogopite mica

Sridhar Komarneni, Rustum Roy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

101 Scopus citations

Abstract

A hydrated, sodium phlogopite mica with a c-axis spacing [d(001)] of 12.23 Å made by careful low-temperature leaching, showed extremely high selectivity for cesium. This newly discovered cesium ion sieve is useful in the decontamination as well as immobilization of cesium at room temperature through chemical bonding and may find applications in nuclear waste disposal and in decontamination of the environment after accidental releases of nuclear materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1286-1288
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume239
Issue number4846
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A cesium-selective ion sieve made by topotactic leaching of phlogopite mica'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this