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7. Using radon exhalation method for monitoring cement hydration



Title: 7. Using radon exhalation method for monitoring cement hydration
Author(s): K. Kovler
Paper category : book
Book title: Advanced Testing of Cement-Based Materials during Setting and Hardening - Final Report of RILEM TC 185-ATC
Editor(s): H.W. Reinhardt and C.U. Grosse
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-81-0
e-ISBN: 2912143705
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 297 - 309
Total Pages: 13
Nb references: 18
Language: English


Abstract: The present chapter deals with a physical method, which can be used for controlling setting and hardening of cement: radon exhalation method. In recent years interest in radon has become a focus in research in environmental physics and built environment. However, the unique properties of radon as a noble gas can be also used as for monitoring cement hydration and microstructural transformations in cementitious system. Radon contained in trace amounts in hardening material, as other inert gases, does not interact with the surrounding media chemically, and hence does not interfere chemical reactions accompanying cement hydration.


Online publication: 2006-09-22
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143705.012