A Novel System for In-situ Observations of Early Hydration Reactions in Wet Conditions in Conventional SEM

A novel system enabling wet microscopy in conventional SEM is described and its performance for in-situ study of hydration reactions is demonstrated. The technology is based on a sealed specimen capsule, protected from the microscope vacuum by an electron-transparent partition membrane. Thus, the wet sample can be placed and observed in a “conventional” SEM without the need for drying or employing environmental SEM. Early hydration reactions of gypsum and cement systems were followed during the first 24 h.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier
  • Authors:
    • Katz, A
    • Bentur, Arnon
    • Kovler, K
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


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  • Accession Number: 01042269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2007 12:30AM