Microstructure of calcium silicate hydrates

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0008-8846(71)90080-9
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Journal titleCement and Concrete Research
Pages1325; # of pages: 13
AbstractMorphological and microstructural changes with time of a hydrating C3S paste** were studied by electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. Products consisted of amorphous material, crumpled foils, fibrous particles and plates. The plates appear to have an underlying mesh structure of interlocking fibres, the space between these having been filled with a lime-rich calcium silicate hydrate or with calcium hydroxide. The play morphology occurs for the silicate hydrates as well as for calcium hydroxide. This study included also portland cement paste to allow a comparison with the C3S system. Conclusions are given regarding mechanical properties of these cementing systems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11725
NPARC number20374825
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Record created2012-07-23
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