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Raman spectroscopy of cements: Problems and possibilities

Black, L (2011) Raman spectroscopy of cements: Problems and possibilities. In: Mauko, E, Kosec, T, Kopar, T and Gartner, N, (eds.) Proceedings of 13th Euroseminar of Microscopy Applied to Building Materials. EMABM - 13th Euroseminar of Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, 14 Jun 2011 - 18 Jun 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia. , 6 - 7 (2). ISBN 978-961-90366-6-2


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Until recently there has been a common held misconception that Raman spectroscopy of cements is not possible, or at least so inconvenient as to make it impracticable. With recent advances in Raman spectrometers resulting in more efficient spectrometers, faster acquisition times and the use of lower powered lasers there has been a resurgence in the application of the technique to the study of cementitious materials. However, there are limitations, ready to catch the inexperienced user unawares. Fortunately, by understanding the technique’s limitations and the origin of some of the likely problems, it is possible to obtain valuable information from cementitious systems, gleaning information for example on chemical structure, hydration reactions, or early stage carbonation. This paper will show the development of Raman spectroscopy applied to cementitious systems, review recent advances in the field and look towards possible future applications.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, cement
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 11:03
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:33
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43102

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