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Nanoindentation mapping of mechanical properties of cement paste and natural rocks
This paper reports a study to assess nanoindentation mapping of mechanical properties of cement paste and natural rocks. Initial work seems to show that mechanical property mapping by nanoindentationExpand
Investigative methods for the characterisation of historic mortars—Part 1: Mineralogical characterisation
The mineralogical characterisation of historic mortars is performed for a number of reasons related to the conservation of traditional structures. The reasons for analysis and the questions posedExpand
Investigative methods for the characterisation of historic mortars—Part 2: Chemical characterisation
In addition to the mineralogical characterisation of components of binder and aggregate in historic mortars, it is sometimes necessary to perform a chemical analysis on the materials in historicExpand
Binder microstructure in lime mortars: implications for the interpretation of analysis results
  • A. Leslie, J. Hughes
  • Materials Science
  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and…
  • 1 August 2002
Many historic mortars are composed of a silicate aggregate and a lime-based (calcitic) binder. Thin section examination suggests that binder structure and composition are complex and that binderExpand
Micro-mechanical properties of cement paste measured by depth-sensing nanoindentation: a preliminary correlation of physical properties with phase type
A simple Portland cement paste with a water/cement ratio of 0.45 without aggregate was prepared and cured for a minimum of 1 month under water. One cube was then cut and a polished thin sliceExpand
The petrography and microstructure of medieval lime mortars from the west of Scotland: Implications for the formulation of repair and replacement mortars
Twelfth and thirteenth Century lime mortars from the west of Scotland were examined using optical polarising microscopy and SEM on impregnated, polished thin sections, and of fracture surfaces byExpand
A Short History of the Use of Lime as a Building Material Beyond Europe and North America
The use of lime in building construction began at least 10,000 years ago, with debated evidence of earlier uses. The focus of academic research to date has been on historical and archaeological useExpand
A Preliminary Study of the Phycological Degradation of Natural Stone Masonry
Lab studies have commenced in Paisley to study the effect of photoautotrophs on the major sedimentary rock forming minerals, revealing biologically mediated etching of minerals, a well-defined pH profile over a period of 90 days, as well as a variety of elemental release patterns for the different minerals. Expand
Studies in sedimentary provenance of the intramontane Granada Basin, Southern Spain
The Granada Basin is an intramontane basin situated within the Betic Orogen of southern Spain, at the westernmost extension of the Alpine Orogenic Belt. The Basin was initiated in the early-midExpand