Professor of cement chemistry and analytical chemist, Instituto de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
There have been numerous excellent studies concerned with the mechanism of the early hydration reactions of tricalcium silicate. The determination of reaction kinetics through the use of conduction calorimetry, quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis, studies of the stoichiometry of hydration, and, now, the growth of calcium hydroxide crystals in water have been done. Data concerning the liquid-phase composition in contact with hydrating tricalcium silicate also have been reported.
The present paper will only give some references concerned with electrolyte solutions and experimental procedure.
Paper ID: CCA10204J