Guide for X-Ray Powder Diffraction Analysis of Portland Cement and Clinker.
Guide for X-Ray Powder Diffraction Analysis of Portland
Cement and Clinker.
Stutzman, P. E.
NISTIR 5755; 43 p. March 1996.
clinker; phase composition; portland cement;
quantitative analysis; qualitative analysis; x ray
Accurate, rapid methods for determining phase abundance
are necessary to aid in classification of cements and
for correlation of performance characteristics with
composition. X-ray powder diffraction is a direct
method for qualitative and quantitative phase abundance
analysis of fine-grained materials. While the
application of powder diffraction in the cement industry
is well established for qualitative analysis, its use in
the determination of phase abundance is not as common.
This guide examines methods for compositional analysis
of portland-cement clinker and cement by X-ray powder
diffraction through examples of diffraction pattern
profile regions used in phase and polymorph
identification, and demonstration of a procedure for
calibration and quantitative phase abundance analysis.