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a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified.
Vitrification is a waste disposal method for immobilizing and encapsulating radioactive and other types of hazardous materials. In the vitrification process, high temperatures (typically between 1100°C-1600°C) are employed to melt the material into a liquid which, on cooling, transforms to an amorphous, glass-like solid and permanently captures the waste.
A process of converting a material into a glass-like amorphous solid which is free of any crystalline structure, either by the quick removal or addition of heat or by mixing with an additive.
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This glossary post was last updated: 25th March, 2020