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Nature of Quickclays


SMALLEY1 recently disagreed with an old paper of mine2. This paper was in fact a translation of a still older publication3 which was written originally in Norwegian. Smalley ignores the rather extensive Scandinavian literature on the problem since that time. A summary of these results can be found in a more recent publication4 in which the development from the first crude attempts in 1946 to modern colloidal-chemical viewpoints is stressed.

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  1. 1

    Smalley, I. J., Nature, 231, 310 (1971).

  2. 2

    Rosenqvist, I. Th., Geotechnique, 3, 195 (1953).

  3. 3

    Rosenqvist, I. Th., Meddelelser Fra Veidirektoren, 3, 29 (1946).

  4. 4

    Rosenqvist, I. Th., Eng. Geol. I, 6, 445 (1966).

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