• 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 ...
    • Multiscale understanding of tricalcium silicate hydration reactions 

      Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; [et al.] (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-06)
      Tricalcium silicate, the main constituent of Portland cement, hydrates to produce crystalline calcium hydroxide and calcium-silicate-hydrates (C-S-H) nanocrystalline gel. This hydration reaction is poorly understood at ...
    • Synchrotron Radiation Pair Distribution Function Analysis of Gels in Cements 

      Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; [et al.] (MDPI, 2017)
      The analysis of atomic ordering in a nanocrystalline phase with small particle sizes, below 5 nm, is intrinsically complicated because of the lack of long-range order. Furthermore, the presence of additional crystalline ...
    • Synthesis and structural characterization of 2-D layered copper(II) styrylphosphonate coordination polymers 

      Maranescu, Bianca; Visa, Aurelia; Ilia, Gheorghe; Simon, Zeno; Demadis, Konstantinos D.; [et al.] (Taylor & Francis, 2014-04-11)
      We report the synthesis, physicochemical characterization, and crystal structure of Cu-SP (SP = styrylphosphonic acid, H2O3PCH=CH2(C6H5)), the first reported example of a metal derivative of SP. The starting SP acid was ...