The influence of metahalloysite addition on tobermorite formation studied by X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscope

Anna Skawińska, I. Hager, T. Tracz
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
This paper presents the results of the studies carried out in the model systems and concerning the tobermorite synthesis with an addition of metahalloysite. Quartz sand and quicklime were the main raw material constituents. The mixtures in the form of slurries underwent hydrothermal treatment with an addition of metahalloysite (5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 30%) for 4 hours and 12 hours. The resultant composites were analysed for their phase composition using X-ray powder diffraction. The
more » ... was examined using the Scanning Electron Microscope. Tobermorite was the principle reaction product. When 30% metahalloysite was added to the mixture containing CaO and SiO 2 , the formation of katoite was found. * Corresponding author:
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201816305008 fatcat:kkt42uplmre2fnl3gq4tyl7fwy