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Mont Terri Rock Laboratory, 20 Years

Two Decades of Research and Experimentation on Claystones for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

  • Paul Bossart
  • Alan Geoffrey Milnes

Part of the Swiss Journal of Geosciences Supplement book series (SWISSGEO, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Paul Bossart, Frédéric Bernier, Jens Birkholzer, Christophe Bruggeman, Peter Connolly, Sarah Dewonck et al.
    Pages 3-22
  3. Bernhard Hostettler, Achim G. Reisdorf, David Jaeggi, Gaudenz Deplazes, Hansruedi Bläsi, Alain Morard et al.
    Pages 23-39
  4. Christophe Nussbaum, Armelle Kloppenburg, Typhaine Caër, Paul Bossart
    Pages 41-68
  5. David Jaeggi, Ben Laurich, Christophe Nussbaum, Kristof Schuster, Peter Connolly
    Pages 69-86
  6. Catherine Yu, Jean-Michel Matray, Julio Gonçalvès, David Jaeggi, Werner Gräsle, Klaus Wieczorek et al.
    Pages 87-106
  7. Florian Amann, Katrin M. Wild, Simon Loew, Salina Yong, Reto Thoeny, Erik Frank
    Pages 153-173
  8. Paul Marschall, Silvio Giger, Rémi De La Vassière, Hua Shao, Helen Leung, Christophe Nussbaum et al.
    Pages 175-196
  9. Kristof Schuster, Florian Amann, Salina Yong, Paul Bossart, Peter Connolly
    Pages 215-233
  10. Martinus Abednego, Patrick Blascheck, Senecio Schefer, Christophe Nussbaum, Manfred Joswig, Paul Bossart et al.
    Pages 235-253
  11. Klaus Wieczorek, Irina Gaus, Juan Carlos Mayor, Kristof Schuster, José-Luis García-Siñeriz, Toshihiro Sakaki
    Pages 255-270
  12. Antonio Gens, Klaus Wieczorek, Irina Gaus, Benoit Garitte, Juan Carlos Mayor, Kristof Schuster et al.
    Pages 271-288
  13. Herwig R. Müller, Benoit Garitte, Tobias Vogt, Sven Köhler, Toshihiro Sakaki, Hanspeter Weber et al.
    Pages 289-308
  14. Urs Mäder, Andreas Jenni, Cathérine Lerouge, Stephane Gaboreau, Satoru Miyoshi, Yukinobu Kimura et al.
    Pages 309-329
  15. Olivier X. Leupin, Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, Alexandre Bagnoud, Hugo Moors, Natalie Leys, Katinka Wouters et al.
    Pages 345-356
  16. Nele Bleyen, Steven Smets, Joe Small, Hugo Moors, Natalie Leys, Achim Albrecht et al.
    Pages 357-376

About this book


The international Mont Terri rock laboratory in Switzerland plays a central role in the safety and construction of deep geological nuclear repositories in clay formations. The laboratory has developed and refined a range of new measurement and evaluation methods: it has e.g. advanced the determination of rock parameters using innovative borehole geophysics, improved the methodology for characterizing pore-water and microbial activity in claystones, and greatly improved our understanding of diffusion and retention processes of radionuclides in and through claystones. The methods and insights described in this compendium can also be applied to low-permeability rocks at various sites around the globe, and in other fields of application.


nuclear waste disposal Mont Terri project underground research laboratory international claystone research program opalinus clay switzerland thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Bossart
    • 1
  • Alan Geoffrey Milnes
    • 2
  1. 1.Swiss Geological Survey Swisstopo WabernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech. ETH Zurich ZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mont Terri Rock Laboratory, 20 Years
  • Book Subtitle Two Decades of Research and Experimentation on Claystones for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Editors Paul Bossart
    Alan Geoffrey Milnes
  • Series Title Swiss Journal of Geosciences Supplement
  • Series Abbreviated Title Swiss J.Geosciences Suppl.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70457-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88940-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70458-6
  • Series ISSN 2297-508X
  • Series E-ISSN 2297-511X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 422
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 248 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
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