• A Self-Folding Polymer Film Based on Swelling Metal–Organic Frameworks 

      Troyano, Javier; Carné-Sánchez, Arnau; Pérez-Carvajal, Javier; León-Reina, Laura; Imaz, Inhar; [et al.] (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., 2018-10-23)
      Herein, we exploit the well-known swelling behaviour of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) to create a selffolding polymer film. Namely, we show that incorporating crystals of the flexible MOF MIL-88A into a polyvinylidene ...
    • Accuracy in Cement Hydration Investigations: Combined X-ray Microtomography and Powder Diffraction Analyses 

      Salcedo, Inés R.; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; Shirani, Shiva; León-Reina, Laura; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (MDPI, 2021-11-17)
      Cement hydration is a very complex set of processes. The evolution of the crystalline phases during hydration can be accurately followed by X-ray powder diffraction data evaluated by the Rietveld method. However, accurate ...
    • Accuracy in cement hydration investigations: Combined X-ray microtomography and powder diffraction analyses 

      R. Salcedo, Inés; Cuesta-García, Ana María; Shirani, Shiva; León-Reina, Laura; Aranda-García, Miguel Ángel (2022-06)
      Cements are multi-phase materials that can be well understood using a multi-technique approach. Furthermore, the hydration of cement pastes is a very complex set of processes. In this work, we focus on the accuracy of the ...
    • Accuracy in Rietveld quantitative phase analysis: a comparative study of strictly monochromatic Mo and Cu radiations 

      León-Reina, Laura; García-Maté, Marta; Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Vallcorba, Oriol; [et al.] (Willey online Library, 2016)
      This study reports 78 Rietveld quantitative phase analyses using Cu K 1, Mo K 1 and synchrotron radiations. Synchrotron powder diffraction has been used to validate the most challenging analyses. From the results for ...
    • Amorphous determination in calcium sulfoaluminate materials by external and internal methods 

      García-Maté, Marta; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; León-Reina, Laura; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; [et al.] (ICE Publishing, 2014)
      External standard methodology has been successfully applied to quantify the known amounts of amorphous component that are increasingly added to cement-related materials. The consistency and accuracy of the methodology were ...
    • Effect of calcium sulfate source on the hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate eco-cement 

      García-Maté, Marta; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; León-Reina, Laura; Losilla, Enrique R.; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; [et al.] (2014)
      The availability of cements, including eco-cements, with tailored mechanical properties is very important for special applications in the building industry. Here we report a full study of the hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate ...
    • Guest Molecule-Responsive Functional Calcium Phosphonate Frameworks for Tuned Proton Conductivity 

      Bazaga-García, Montse; Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Papadaki, M.; Garczarek, Piotr; Zon, Jerzy; [et al.] (American Chemical Society, 2014-03-18)
      We report the synthesis, structural characterization, and functionality of an open-framework hybrid that combines Ca2+ ions and the rigid polyfunctional ligand 5-(dihydroxyphosphoryl) isophthalic acid (PiPhtA). Ca-PiPhtA-I ...
    • High Proton Conductivity in a Flexible, Cross-Linked, Ultramicroporous Magnesium Tetraphosphonate Hybrid Framework 

      Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Olivera-Pastor, Pascual; Losilla, Enrique R.; Hernández Alonso, Daniel; G. Aranda, Miguel Ángel; [et al.] (American Chemical Society, 2012-07-03)
      Multifunctional materials, especially those combining two or more properties of interest, are attracting immense attention due to their potential applications. MOFs, metal organic frameworks, can be regarded as multifunctional ...
    • Hydration Reactions and Mechanical Strength Developments of Iron- Rich Sulfobelite Eco-cements 

      Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; León-Reina, Laura; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles (2013)
      Belite calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cements are low-CO2 building materials. However, their hydration behavior and its effect on mechanical properties have still to be clarified. Here, we report a full multitechnique study ...
    • Hydration studies of calcium sulfoaluminate cements blended with fly ash 

      García-Maté, Marta; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; León-Reina, Laura; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel (Elsevier, 2013)
      The main objective of this work is to study the hydration and properties of calciumsulfoaluminate cement pastes blended with fly ash (FA) and the corresponding mortars at different hydration ages. Laboratory X-ray ...
    • In-situ early age hydration of cement-based materials by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction 

      García-Maté, Marta; Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; León-Reina, Laura; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; [et al.] (2015-07-01)
      Cement based binders are building materials of worldwide importance. Since these samples are very complex, the knowledge/control of their mineralogical composition are essential to design and predict materials with ...
    • In-situ Molibdenum X-ray powder diffraction study of the early hydration of cementitious systems on a humidity chamber 

      Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; Tobón, Jorge Iván; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; León-Reina, Laura; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; [et al.] (2016-07-06)
      The durability of cement-based construction materials depends on the environmental conditions during their service life. A further factor is the microstructure of the cement bulk, established by formation of cement hydrates. ...
    • Investigaciones arqueométricas en las cuevas de Ardales y Las Palomas de Teba (Comarca del Guadalteba, Málaga) 

      Capel-Ferrón, Cristina; León-Reina, Laura; Compaña Prieto, José Manuel; Jorge Villar, Susana; Medianero Soto, Francisco Javier; [et al.] (2014-10-14)
      We have performed a Raman miscroscopic analysis of a series of prehistoric artifacs found inside the Ardales Cave (Ardales, Málaga, Spain), such as a number of fixed and portable fat-burning stone lamps, some lithic tools ...
    • Multifunctional lanthanum tetraphosphonates: Flexible, ultramicroporous and proton-conducting hybrid frameworks 

      Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Olivera-Pastor, Pascual; Losilla, Enrique R.; G. Aranda, Miguel Ángel; León-Reina, Laura; [et al.] (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012)
      A new flexible ultramicroporous solid, La(H5DTMP)·7H2O (1), has been crystallized at room temperature using the tetraphosphonic acid H8DTMP, hexamethylenediamine-N,N,N′,N′-tetrakis(methylenephosphonic acid). Its crystal ...
    • Multifunctional Luminescent and Proton-Conducting Lanthanide Carboxyphosphonate Open-Framework Hybrids Exhibiting Crystalline-to-Amorphous-to-Crystalline Transformations 

      Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Papathanasiou, Konstantinos E.; Stavgianoudaki, Nikoleta; Olivera-Pastor, Pascual; Losilla, Enrique R.; [et al.] (American Chemical Society, 2012-09-15)
      The chemistry of metal phosphonates has been progressing fast with the addition of new materials that possess novel structural features and new properties, occasionally in a cooperative manner. In this paper, we report a ...
    • Natural radiactivity from building materials in Spain 

      Pérez Martínez, Manuel; Dueñas-Buey, Mª Concepción; Gordo Puertas, Elisa; Fernández JIménez, M. C Carmen; Cañete, Sergio; [et al.] (2015-06-15)
      The industrial construction sector is very important in Spain. Building materials used in this industry are sources of radiation from natural radionuclides they contain. The European Commission published some recommendations ...
    • La odisea de medir PDF con un difractómetro “convencional” 

      Quintero Martos, Estefanía; Ruiz Salcedo, Inés; León-Reina, Laura; Cabeza-Diaz, Aurelio (2022)
      En esta ponencia se presenta la puesta a punto del difractómetro D8 Advance (Bruker S.L.) para la adquisición de datos de laboratorio de PDF (Pair Distribution Function) junto con los resultados obtenidos.
    • Physical and chemical characterization of building materials 

      Pérez Martínez, Manuel; Dueñas-Buey, Mª Concepción; Gordo Puertas, Elisa; León-Reina, Laura; Liger-Pérez, Esperanza; [et al.] (2017-06-12)
      The products used in the construction of buildings and infrastructures, are made from raw material extracted directly from nature, and after suitable transformation processes are placed on site. Approximately 2.5 tons ...
    • Proton conductivity of multifunctional metal phosphonate frameworks 

      Cabeza-Diaz, Aurelio; Bazaga-García, Montse; Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Papadaki, M.; Olivera-Pastor, Pascual; [et al.] (2015-03-23)
      Metal phosphonates exhibit attractive characteristics for proton conductivity, such as tunable functionality, chemical and thermal stability and the existence of H-bond networks with acidic protons within their structure.1 In ...
    • Proton Conductors based on Metal Phosphonate Hybrid Materials for PEM Fuel Cells 

      Cabeza-Diaz, Aurelio; Pérez Colodrero, Rosario M.; Bazaga-García, Montse; Hernández Alonso, Daniel; Compaña Prieto, José Manuel; [et al.] (2014-06-25)
      The necessity of energy and power generation is constantly growing. Fossils fuels are quickly becoming unsatisfactory substrates due to both their emission of pollutants and their finite expectancy. Fuel cells are one of ...