Nanoscale heterogeneities in a fractured alkali-activated slag binder

A helium ion microscopy analysis

Antoine E. Morandeau, Jeffrey P. Fitts, Hang D. Lee, Samir M. Shubeita, Leonard C Feldman, Torgny Gustafsson, Claire E. White

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Abstract

Helium ion microscopy is used to provide new insight into the nano- and microscale morphology of cleaved surfaces of alkali-activated slag (AAS), revealing that AAS contains several types of gel with varying surface morphologies after being subjected to D-drying. It is seen that the bulk C-(N)-A-S-H gel is globular in nature in a silicate-activated slag paste while the gel covering the slag particles is foil-like.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Volume79
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Helium
Alkalies
Slags
Binders
Microscopic examination
Ions
Gels
Silicates
Ointments
Metal foil
Particles (particulate matter)
Surface morphology
Drying

Keywords

  • Alkali activated cement
  • Drying
  • Granulated blast-furnace slag
  • Helium ion microscopy
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Building and Construction

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Nanoscale heterogeneities in a fractured alkali-activated slag binder : A helium ion microscopy analysis. / Morandeau, Antoine E.; Fitts, Jeffrey P.; Lee, Hang D.; Shubeita, Samir M.; Feldman, Leonard C; Gustafsson, Torgny; White, Claire E.

In: Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 79, 01.01.2016, p. 45-48.

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Morandeau, Antoine E. ; Fitts, Jeffrey P. ; Lee, Hang D. ; Shubeita, Samir M. ; Feldman, Leonard C ; Gustafsson, Torgny ; White, Claire E. / Nanoscale heterogeneities in a fractured alkali-activated slag binder : A helium ion microscopy analysis. In: Cement and Concrete Research. 2016 ; Vol. 79. pp. 45-48.
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