The Development of Composite Nanostructured Gypsum Binder with Enhanced Heat Resistance Performance
The subject of this study was an experimental confirmation of stability of composite nanostructured gypsum silicate binder (CNGSB) system under high-temperature exposure (up to 1000 °C). The hypothesis of the heat-resistance performance of gypsum-based binder was crystallization process in CNGSB system involving a silicate constituent as a reactive component in NB. XRD and DTA analyses demonstrated that thermal exposure of CNGSB to wide range of temperatures of 20–1000 °C leads to α-quartz to β-quartz phase transformation in the binder; amorphous alkali-aluminosilicate (gel) changes to crystal phase of Са-albite. The calculation of cell volumes characteristics for low-temperature (before thermal exposure) and high-temperature (after thermal exposure) phases was performed. The calculated ratios of unit cell volumes were close to 1 which ensures a structural stability of the GNB under thermal exposure and confirms its heat-resistant performance.
Dr. Denis Solovev
A. V. Cherevatova et al., "The Development of Composite Nanostructured Gypsum Binder with Enhanced Heat Resistance Performance", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 293-298, 2019