By Ian Richardson, H F W Taylor
H F W Taylor used to be for a few years Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at he college of Aberdeen, Scotland. due to the fact that 1948, his major examine curiosity has been the chemistry of cement. His early paintings laid the rules of our figuring out of the constitution on the nanometre point of C-S-H, the significant product shaped whilst cement is blended with water, and the single frequently reponsible for its hardening. next stories took him into many extra elements of the chemistry and fabrics technology of cement and urban. His paintings has been famous by way of Fellowships and through different honours and awards.
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Group relation || 0-7150 7 = 120° 0-559 0-685 0-9496 0-5600 * Stabilized with Ba. Other space groups (P3ml, P63mc) have been proposed (Ml3). The space group P63/mmc arises either from a domain structure (U5,U6) or from disorder in the orientations of the SiC>4 tetrahedra (Ml3). t Stabilized with P 2 O 5 and examined at 1200°C. t Stabilized with Sr. A different superstucture can also form (K2,R3), in which the a, b and c axes of the a'H form are respectively doubled, doubled and unchanged. § Crystal prepared from a CaCl2 melt without additional stabilizer.
The belite grains in Portland cement clinkers frequently show complex, striated structures. These have been studied over a long period by workers using light microscopy; Yamaguchi and Takagi (Yl) and Ono et al. (Ol), who also used XRD and other methods, gave the first substantially complete interpretations. Groves (G9) and Fukuda and Maki (F2,F3) 16 Portland cement and its major constituent phases m o 30° 35° 30° DEGREES 26 B 35° 30° (Cu Kai) 35° Fig. 5 Portions of XRD powder patterns (microdensitometer traces of Guinier photographs) of (A) a-C2S at 1500°C, (B) a'L-C2S at 1000°C and (C) (3-C2S.
For bulk compositions in the Ca 2 (Al x Fei_ x ) 2 O5 series, the liquid is of higher Al/Fe ratio than the ferrite phase with which it is in equilibrium; the crystals that are initially deposited on cooling such a liquid therefore have a lower Al/Fe ratio than the bulk composition of the mix. On further cooling, the Al/Fe ratio of the material deposited progressively increases. Equilibrium within the ferrite crystals is difficult to attain, causing them to remain zoned, with cores richer in Fe 3+ and outer regions richer in Al 3+ than the mean composition.