Synthesis of monocrystalline Ca3SiO5 using the optical floating zone method

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Naber C, Götz-Neunhoeffer F, Göbbels M, Rößler C, Neubauer J
Zeitschrift: Cement and Concrete Research
Verlag: Elsevier Ltd
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Band: 85
Seitenbereich: 156-162
ISSN: 0008-8846
Sprache: Englisch


Alite (CaSiO/CS with low concentrations of foreign ions) is the main constituent of Ordinary Portland Cement. Normally it forms during sintering but with quite low crystal sizes (ca. 30 μm). For experiments on alite hydration behavior monocrystalline grains are required. Due to its incongruent melting behavior and its thermodynamic instability below 1250 °C it is very challenging to obtain large alite single crystals. In the present study, the floating zone method was used for annealing polycrystalline rods of monoclinic and triclinic CS just below the melting point of the phase. Large monocrystalline grains (> 500 μm) of the monoclinic (Al, Mg-doped) and triclinic polymorphs could successfully be obtained. Monocrystallinity was demonstrated by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The chemical composition regarding incorporation of foreign ions and thus the resulting crystallographic modification of the CS can easily be adjusted. Chemical homogeneity of the synthesized monocrystalline grains was proven by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA).

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Göbbels, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie
Götz-Neunhoeffer, Friedlinde Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Naber, Christoph
Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie
Neubauer, Jürgen apl. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar


Naber, C., Götz-Neunhoeffer, F., Göbbels, M., Rößler, C., & Neubauer, J. (2016). Synthesis of monocrystalline Ca3SiO5 using the optical floating zone method. Cement and Concrete Research, 85, 156-162.

Naber, Christoph, et al. "Synthesis of monocrystalline Ca3SiO5 using the optical floating zone method." Cement and Concrete Research 85 (2016): 156-162.


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