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09:00 President’s address
Session 13: Glass Structure and Properties III. Chair: TBC
09:40 Observations related to the free volume theory of glass formation Adrian Wright University of Reading
10:00 Structure of glasses, crystals and melts: difference and simiilarity Natalia Vedishcheva Russian Academy of Sciences
10:20 Borate liquids and synchrotron X-ray diffraction: a unique opportunity Oliver Alderman Materials Development, Inc.
10:40 Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopic study of nuclear waste glasses Prince Rautiyal Sheffield Hallam University
11:00 Refreshments
Session 14: Waste Vitrification. Chair: TBC
11:40 Current challenges in the vitrification of nuclear waste in the UK: process optimisation by varying alkali metal content Mike Harrison National Nuclear Laboratory
12:20 Understanding cold cap – glass melt migration for waste vitrification at the Hanford site, USA Jessica Rigby Sheffield Hallam University
12:40 Phosphate solubility and impacts on properties of radioactive waste glasses for the Hanford site, USA Katrina Love Sheffield Hallam University
13:00 Lunch


Session 15/23: Joint History and Heritage / Science of Glass Session I. Chair: TBC
14:00 Melting with a Pinch of Salt: A tribute to the late David Martlew
Colin Brain
14:20 Spectroscopic investigation of historical “uranium glasses” Laurence Galoisy UPMC Paris
14:40 Thermal compatibility between grisailles and glass substrates Andreia Ruivo Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
15:00 Colourful borate glasses: the uranium case Myrtille Hunault SOLEIL Synchrotron
15:20 Refreshments
Session 16/24: Joint History and Heritage / Science of Glass Session II. Chair: TBC
16:00 New materials and techniques for the conservation and restoration of archaeological glass Stephen Koob Corning Museum of Glass
16:20 A pointless element? John Parker University of Sheffield
16:40 Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev: Famous Russian Polymath
Natalia Vedischeva/Adrian Wright

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