Microstructure of Hydrated Portland Cement Pastes

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THE microstructure of calcium silicate hydrate pastes and normal portland cement, with a water to cement ratio of 0.5, has been investigated by transmission electron microscopy using Pt/C replicas. One of our chief aims was to gain a better understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of portland cement, properties thought to be affected decisively by microstructure.

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CIACH, T., GILLOTT, J., SWENSON, E. et al. Microstructure of Hydrated Portland Cement Pastes. Nature 227, 1045–1046 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271045a0

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