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Belite in Portland clinker

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

While belite is often represented as a pure dicalcium silicate, in practice the phase contains a range of impurities. Arthur Harrisson highlights the differences in belite composition and examines the causes of such impurities. Type I belite crystals with dark laminations containing exsolved matter The belite phase in Portland cement clinker is often characterised as dicalcium silicate or C 2 S, implying a lime-to-silica ratio of 2:1. The ratio refers to the number of CaO units ...