Influence of Nanoscale Barium Hydrosilicates on Composition of Cement Stone
The development of new types of composite materials is an important aim for construction. Nanoscale admixtures allow efficient control of the composition and properties. Results of experimental investigations concerning effect of admixture of nanoscale barium hydrosilicates to the chemical composition of hydrated portland cement are discussed in the present work. It is shown that several key processes are taking place during nanomodification. Amount of portlandite in cement stone decreases, and there is also quantity growth of different calcium hydrosilicates CSH (I), CSH (II), riversideite and xonotlite. Influence of composition and storing time of barium hydrosilicates to the ratio of different portland cement hydration products is examined. It is found that admixture of barium hydrosilicates with gross formula BaO•26.47SiO2•nH2O stored for 28 days leads to both reduction of portlandite and accretion of hydrated phase.
Prof. Irina Kurzina and Dr. Anna Godymchuk
A. N. Grishina and E. V. Korolev, "Influence of Nanoscale Barium Hydrosilicates on Composition of Cement Stone", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 683, pp. 90-94, 2016