• 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 ...
    • 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 study of sulfobelite cements by synchrotron powder diffraction 

      Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; García-Maté, Marta; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Losilla, Enrique R.; [et al.] (Karen Scrivener, 2014)
      Eco-friendly belite calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cement hydration behavior is not yet well understood. Here,we report an in-situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study for the first hours of hydration of BCSA ...
    • Rheological and hydration characterization of calcium sulfoaluminate cement pastes 

      García-Maté, Marta; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; León-Reina, Laura; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel (2015-05-14)
      Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements are currently receiving a lot of attention because their manufacture produces less CO2 than ordinary Portland cement (OPC). However, it is essential to understand all parameters which ...
    • Rietveld quantitative phase analyses of SRM 2686a: a standard Portland clinker 

      García-Maté, Marta; Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; León-Reina, Laura; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles (2018-10-03)
      SRM 2686a is a NIST reference Portland clinker with reported mineralogical analysis from powder diffraction and electron microscopy. This sample is used in ASTM C1365 test method for Rietveld quantitative phase analysis ...
    • Rietveld quantitative phase analysis of Yeelimite-containing cements 

      Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; García-Maté, Marta; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Losilla, Enrique R.; [et al.] (Elsevier, 2012-03-26)
      Yeelimite-containing cements are attracting attention for their tailored properties. Calcium sulfoaluminate, CSA, cements have high contents of Yeelimite and they are used for special applications. Belite calcium sulfoaluminate, ...
    • Rietveld quantitative phase analysis of yeelimite-containing cements 

      Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; García-Maté, Marta; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Losilla, Enrique R.; [et al.] (Karen Scrivener, 2012)
      Yeelimite-containing cements are attracting attention for their tailored properties. Calcium sulfoaluminate, CSA, cements have high contents of Yeelimite and they are used for special applications. Belite calcium sulfoaluminate, ...
    • Tailored setting times with high compressive strengths in bassanite calcium sulfoaluminate eco-cements 

      García-Maté, Marta; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Losilla, Enrique R.; Cabeza-Diaz, Aurelio; [et al.] (Elsevier, 2016-09)
      This work deals with the hydration of a calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) eco-cement prepared with bassanite and different additives (type and content) at a fixed water/CSA ratio of 0.5. Pastes prepared with bassanite show high ...
    • X-ray diffraction, cements and environment, three worlds in one 

      Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; García-Maté, Marta; [et al.] (2017-12-13)
      This keynote lecture will be focused on the strategies for reducing CO2 emissions in the cement production. Concretely, the production of ecocements with optimised formulations that yield reductions in CO2 emissions of up ...