Fabien Barberon

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We show how nuclear magnetic spin-lattice relaxation dispersion of 1H water can provide a direct reliable value of the specific surface area of a cement-based material. The remarkable features of the relaxation dispersion support an interpretation in terms of coupled solid-liquid relaxation at pore interfaces, surface diffusion, and nuclear paramagnetic(More)
In this study, 95Mo quadrupole couplings in various molydbates were measured easily and accurately with magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR under a directing field of 19.6 T. The resonance frequency of 54 MHz was sufficiently high to remove acoustic ringing artifacts, and the spectra could be analyzed in the usual terms of chemical shift and quadrupolar line(More)
We propose an original method based on both proton nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion and high-resolution NMR spectra to investigate the microstructure of synthesized Ca3SiO5-hydrated cement paste. This method allows a clear assessment of the local proton chemical sites as well as the determination of dynamical information of moving proton species in(More)
The durability of cement-based materials with respect to exterior aggressions is one of the current priorities in civil engineering. Depending on their use, the cement-based materials can be exposed to different types of aggressive environments. For instance, damages to concrete structures in contact with a saline environment (sea water on bridges, deicing(More)
The understanding of the microstructure of cement remains incomplete. Especially, the progressive setting of the material is still unclear. Micropore size distribution (microstructure) has been investigated by both standard proton nuclear magnetic relaxation (1H-NMR) and field-cycling relaxation in C3S hydrated paste. The non-exponential decay was(More)
With the development of high-magnetic field spectrometers, S solid-state NMR is now clearly feasible but remains complex, especially considering the low sensitivity of S NMR. This communication briefly explores the potential of S NMR in the field of cement chemistry. Based on a few significant examples such as the one of ettringite, whose sulfur NMR(More)
We propose a new NMR method to measure and follow the evolution of the surface specific area, Sp, of a porous cement-based material. This method, that does not require any preliminary drying process, uses nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion (NMRD), the measurement of spin-lattice relaxation rate as a function of magnetic field strength or nuclear Larmor(More)
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