Crystal structures of cation ordered leucite analogues
What is it about?
Synthetic analogues of the silicate framework mineral leucites have silicons partially replaced by divalent and trivalent metal cations. Alkali metal cations are sited in extra framework channels and can be easily replaced by ion exchange. These materials have a potential technological application as storage media for radioactive Caesium from nuclear waste.
Why is it important?
This is a continuation of my studies of the crystal structures of leucite analogues, I have had many publications in collaboration with Prof. Henderson of the University of Manchester. This is the first crystal structure refinement that has been done away from central facilities (synchrotron and neutron sources).
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