Quantitative determination of tricalcicum aluminate in portland cement by X-ray diffraction
Tricalcium aluminate (C3A) is one of the constitutive phase of the cement-clinker. Its concentration influences the cement behaviour in sulphate aggressive soils. Therefore its quantification is very convenient and International standards fix its content when the concrete is used in contact with soils or liquids containing sulphate compounds. There are two possibilities in order to calculate the amount of C3A in clinker phases: one consist in a mathematical calculation from the results of the chemical analysis (Bogue formulae) and the order is based in X-ray diffraction, using the height of the representative peak of the C3A phase. In the present note, the experimental procedure in order to determine the C3A content from X-ray test is presented.
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Sagrera Moreno, J. L. (1989). Quantitative determination of tricalcicum aluminate in portland cement by X-ray diffraction. Materiales De Construcción, 39(214), 31–35. https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.1989.v39.i214.807
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