Progress in quantification of clinker phases

Published 21 October 2019

The quantification of clinker phases is not always straightforward and often raises a number of questions. However, there has recently been significant progress in this area, as outlined below.

Figure 1: share of M3 alite determined by XRD related to MGO/SO3

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce which, amongst other activities, provides reference samples of cement that have been characterised in terms of their composition, phase proportions and a number of other chemical and physical parameters.

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