Argon Broad Ion beam sectioning and high resolution scanning electron microscopy imaging of hydrated alite

  title={Argon Broad Ion beam sectioning and high resolution scanning electron microscopy imaging of hydrated alite},
  author={Florian Kleiner and Christian Matthes and Christiane Rossler},
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging is able to visualize microto nano-structures of cement and concrete. A prerequisite is that the sample preparation preserves the native structure of the specimen. In this study, argon Broad Ion Beam (BIB) sectioning is compared to state-of-the-art sample preparation (resin embedding, polishing) for hydrated alite. Additionally, it is investigated if during BIB, sample cooling is beneficial to avoid deterioration of cement hydrates. The aim is to… Expand


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