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Title: Nanoscale stress-corrosion of silicate glass in aqueous solutions: Simulations and experiments.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology held May 22-25, 2017 in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
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United States

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Criscenti, Louise, Rimsza, Jessica, Jones, Reese E., and Matteo, Edward N. Nanoscale stress-corrosion of silicate glass in aqueous solutions: Simulations and experiments.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Criscenti, Louise, Rimsza, Jessica, Jones, Reese E., & Matteo, Edward N. Nanoscale stress-corrosion of silicate glass in aqueous solutions: Simulations and experiments.. United States.
Criscenti, Louise, Rimsza, Jessica, Jones, Reese E., and Matteo, Edward N. Mon . "Nanoscale stress-corrosion of silicate glass in aqueous solutions: Simulations and experiments.". United States. doi:.
title = {Nanoscale stress-corrosion of silicate glass in aqueous solutions: Simulations and experiments.},
author = {Criscenti, Louise and Rimsza, Jessica and Jones, Reese E. and Matteo, Edward N},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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