Quantitative Rietveld analysis of hydrated cementitous systems

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.11541/1.2204056
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Pages111113; # of pages: 3
AbstractA study examining the feasibility, and possible necessity, of using transmission data from capillary mounted samples for quantitative analysis of hydrated cement systems was conducted. In order to obtain true quantitative results, the amorphous contents were determined by the addition of an internal standard. The amorphous content of the starting tricalcium silicate was found to be approximately 21-22 wt%, in close agreement with previously published results. The study revealed that the spherical harmonics preferential orientation correction may not be reliable with unmicronized hydrated cement materials in reflection geometry, as chemically unreasonable progressions in Portlandite content with time were observed. The data obtained from capillary measurements, however, exhibited little or no preferential orientation, and appeared to produce the progression of phase contents expected from reaction. The use of capillaries would appear to be justified in some circumstances to obtain reliable quantitative results from hydrated cementitious materials. In this particular system, a significant fraction of calcium carbonate was present as aragonite, as well as the more usual calcite.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction; NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology
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NRC number47900
NPARC number12740540
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