Use of atomic force microscopy and nanoindentation for characterization of cemetitious materials at the nanoscale

P. Mondal*, Surendra P Shah, Laurence Marks

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Abstract

Synopsis: In this research, sample preparation techniques were developed to image the nano- and microstructure of hardened cement paste and to determine local mechanical properties. An atomic force microscope (AFM) was used to image the nanostructure of hardened cement paste. AFM and a Hysitron Triboindenter equipped with an in-situ scanning probe microscopy were used to determine the Young's modulus of cement paste at the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
Pages41-56
Number of pages16
Edition254 SP
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventNanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives - ACI Fall 2006 Convention - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2006Nov 8 2006

Other

OtherNanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives - ACI Fall 2006 Convention
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/8/0611/8/06

Keywords

  • Atomic force microscope
  • Cement paste nanostructure
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanoindentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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