Publications

Mineralogy of Hydrated Cements

  • T. Matschei, B. Lothenbach, F.P. Glasser, The role of calcium carbonate in cement hydration, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2007, Pages 551-558, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2006.10.013
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  • T. Matschei, B. Lothenbach, F.P. Glasser, The AFm phase in Portland cement, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 2, February 2007, Pages 118-130, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2006.10.010.
  • T. Matschei, B. Lothenbach, F.P. Glasser, Thermodynamic properties of Portland cement hydrates in the system CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-CaSO4-CaCO3-H2O, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 10, October 2007, Pages 1379-1410, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2007.06.002.
  • B. Lothenbach, T. Matschei, G. Möschner, F.P. Glasser, Thermodynamic modelling of the effect of temperature on the hydration and porosity of Portland cement, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 38, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 1-18, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2007.08.017.
  • T. Matschei, F. P. Glasser, Temperature dependence, 0 to 40°C, of the mineralogy of Portland cement paste in the presence of calcium carbonate, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 40, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 763-777, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.11.010.
  • T. Matschei, F.P. Glasser, Zum Einfluss von Kalkstein auf die Zementhydratation. Zement Kalk Gips, 59, 12/2006, 78-86
  • PhD Thesis
    Thermodynamics of Cement Hydration, Thomas Matschei [PDF]
  • Menendez, E.; Matschei, T.; Glasser, F.P.: Sulfate attack in concrete. In summarised report of RILEM TC 211-PAE, prepared for 13th ICCC, Madrid, 2011
  • Matschei, T.; Glasser, F.P.: Phase assemblages relevant to Portland cement hydration at low temperatures, 0-25°C, Proceedings of the 17th Ibausil, Weimar, 2009, Vol. I, 1-0219 - 1-0233
  • Matschei, T.; Glasser, F.P.: Interactions Between Portland Cement and Carbon Dioxide, 12th International Conference on the Chemistry of Cements (ICCC), Montreal 2007
  • Matschei, T.; Skapa, R.; Lothenbach, B.; Glasser, F.P.: The distribution of sulfate in hydrated Portland cement paste, 12th International Conference on the Chemistry of Cements (ICCC), Montreal 2007
  • Matschei, T.; Glasser, F.P.: New Approaches to Quantification of Cement Hydration. Proceedings of the 16th Ibausil, Weimar, 2006, Vol. I, 1-0389 - 1-0400
  • Matschei, T.; Herfort, D.; Lothenbach, B.; Glasser, F.P.: Relationships of Cement Paste Mineralogy to Porosity and Mechanical Properties. Modelling of Heterogenous Materials with Applications in Construction and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, 2007, extended abstract
  • Matschei, T.; Glasser, F.P.: Carbonation - The early stages. International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering, London, 2006, extended abstract
  • Matschei, T.; Lothenbach, B.; Glasser, F.P.: The AFm phase in Portland cement. IoMMM 25th Cement and Concrete Science, London, 2005, extended abstract

Pore Structure Characterisation by Magnetic Resonance Techniques

  • McDonald PJ, Korb JP, Mitchell J, Monteilhet L, Surface relaxation and chemical exchange in hydrating cement pastes: A two-dimensional NMR relaxation study, Phys Rev E 72 art. no. 011409 (2005)
  • L. Monteilhet, J.-P. Korb, J. Mitchell, and P. J. McDonald, A NMR T2-store-T2 2-dimensional correlation relaxation study of cement pastes", Phys Rev E 74 art. no. 061404 (2006)
  • J.-P. Korb, P.J. McDonald, L. Monteilhet, A.G. Kalinichev, R.J. Kirkpatrick, Comparison of proton field-cycling relaxometry and molecular dynamics simulations for proton-water surface dynamics in cement-based materials, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 348-350, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2006.02.009.
  • J.-P. Korb, L. Monteilhet, P.J. McDonald, J. Mitchell, Microstructure and texture of hydrated cement-based materials: A proton field cycling relaxometry approach, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 295-302, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2006.08.002.
  • Peter J. McDonald, Jonathan Mitchell, Mike Mulheron, Peter S. Aptaker, Jean-Pierre Korb, Luc Monteilhet, Two-dimensional correlation relaxometry studies of cement pastes performed using a new one-sided NMR magnet, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 37, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 303-309, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2006.01.013.
  • P.J. McDonald, P.S. Aptaker, J. Mitchell, and M. Mulheron, A Unilateral NMR Magnet for Sub-Structure Analysis in the Built Environment: The Surface GARField, J. Magn. Reson.185, 1-11, (2007)
  • Peter J. McDonald, Jonathan Mitchell, Michael Mulheron, Luc Monteilhet, Jean-Pierre Korb, Two-dimensional correlation relaxation studies of cement pastes, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Volume 25, Issue 4, May 2007, Pages 470-473, ISSN 0730-725X,
    10.1016/j.mri.2006.11.013.

No conference papers


Organo-aluminates Interactions

  • Giraudeau, Claire, D'Espinose De Lacaillerie, Jean-Baptiste, Souguir, Zied, Nonat, André, Flatt, Robert J., Surface and Intercalation Chemistry of Polycarboxylate Copolymers in Cementitious Systems, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 92, Issue 11, 1551-2916 (2009), 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03413.x
  • PhD Thesis
    Interactions Organo-Aluminates dans les Ciments. Intercalation de Polyméthacrylates-g-PEO dans l’Hydracalumite, Claire Lenain-Giraudeau [PDF]
  • Formation And Destabilization Of Organo-Aluminate AFm Phases, Giraudeau, C., d'Espinose de Lacaillerie, J.-B, Nonat A. Proceedings of ICCC 2011 Madrid

Reactivity of Mineral Additions

  • Søren L. Poulsen, Vanessa Kocaba, Gwenn Le Saoût, Hans J. Jakobsen, Karen L. Scrivener, Jørgen Skibsted, Improved quantification of alite and belite in anhydrous Portland cements by 29Si MAS NMR: Effects of paramagnetic ions, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Volume 36, Issue 1, September 2009, Pages 32-44, ISSN 0926-2040,
    10.1016/j.ssnmr.2009.05.001.
  • Gwenn Le Saoût, Vanessa Kocaba, Karen Scrivener, Application of the Rietveld method to the analysis of anhydrous cement, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 133-148, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.10.003.
  • Vanessa Kocaba, Emmanuel Gallucci, Karen L. Scrivener, Methods for determination of degree of reaction of slag in blended cement pastes, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 42, Issue 3, March 2012, Pages 511-525, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.11.010.
  • PhD Thesis
    Development and Evaluation of Methods to follow Microstructural Development of Cementitious Systems Including Slags, Vanessa Kocaba [PDF]
  • PhD Thesis
    Methodologies for Measuring the Degree of Reaction in Portland Cement blends with Supplementary cementitious Materials by 29 SI and 27 Al MAS NMR Spectroscopy, Søren Poulsen [PDF]
  • Kocaba V. and Scrivener K.L., Development and evaluation of methods to follow microstructural development of cementitious systems including slags, Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, Madrid, Spain, 271, 2011.
  • Le Saoût G., Füllmann T., Kocaba V. and Scrivener K.L., Quantitative study of cementitious materials by X-ray diffraction/Rietveld analysis using an external standard, Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, Montréal, Canada, TH2-07.01, 2007.
  • Kocaba V., Le Saoût G. and Scrivener K.L., Chemical structure and hydration kinetics of Portland cement with Supplementary Cementitious Materials, 27th Cement and Concrete Science Meeting, Royal Holloway, London, September 2007.
  • Kocaba V., Gallucci E. and Scrivener K.L., Measurement of slag reaction in blended cements, 28th Cement and Concrete Science Meeting, University of Manchester, September 2008.
  • S.L. Poulsen, H.J. Jakobsen, J. Skibsted, Methodologies for measuring the degree of reaction in Portland cement blends with supplementary cementitious materials by 27Al and 29Si MAS NMR spectroscopy, 17th IBAUSIL – Internationale Baustofftagung, Weimar, Germany, Vol. 1, 177-188 (2009).

Alkali Activation of Aluminosilicates – An Assessment of Fundamental Mechanisms

  • I. Garcia-Lodeiro, A. Palomo, A. Fernández-Jiménez, D.E. Macphee, Compatibility studies between N-A-S-H and C-A-S-H gels. Study in the ternary diagram Na2O-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 923-931, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.05.006.
  • I. García Lodeiro, A. Fernández-Jimenez, A. Palomo, D.E Macphee, Effect on fresh C-S-H gels of the simultaneous addition of alkali and aluminium, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 27-32, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.08.004.
  • I. García Lodeiro, D.E. Macphee, A. Palomo, A. Fernández-Jiménez, Effect of alkalis on fresh C-S-H gels. FTIR analysis, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 39, Issue 3, March 2009, Pages 147-153, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.01.003.
  • I. García-Lodeiro, A. Fernández-Jiménez, A. Palomo, D.E. Macphee, Effect of Calcium additions on N-A-S-H cementitious gels, Journal America Ceramic Society 2010, Vol. 93, pp. 1-7, 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.03668.x
  • I. Garcia-Lodeiro, A. Fernández-Jimenez, D.E. Macphee, I. Sobrados, J.Sanz, A. Palomo, Stability of Synthetic Calcium Silicate Hydrate Gels in presence of Alkalis, Aluminum and Soluble Silica Transportation Research Records 2010, Vol. 2142 pp. 52-57,
    10.3141/2142-08
  • I Garcia-Lodeiro, A Fernández-Jiménez, D.E Macphee, I. Sobrados, J. Sanz, A. Palomo, Stability of synthetic C-S-H gels in presence of alkalis, aluminium and soluble Silica
  • First international Conference in North America on Nanotechnology in Cement and Concrete, July 2010, Irvine, Proceeding ISBN 9780309142779
  • D.E. Macphee, I. Garcia-Lodeiro, Activation of SCMs: Some Chemical Perspectives. 12th International Ceramic Congress (CIMTEC) June2010, Termas de Montecatini (Italia)
  • Proceeding ISNN: 1662-0356
  • D.E. Macphee, I. Garcia-Lodeiro, Title: Activation of aluminosilicates - some chemical considerations, 2nd Slag Valorisation Symposium, Geopolymers, alkali activation and high temperature residues, April 2011, Leuven (Belgium), [PDF]
  • I. Garcia-Lodeiro, A. Palomo, A. Fernández-Jiménez, D.E. Macphee, Compatibility studies between N-A-S-H and C-A-S-H gels. Studies in the ternary diagram Na2OCaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O, 13th International congress on the Chemistry of Cement July 2011, Madrid, Proceeding (ISBN 84-7292-399-7)

Atomistic Modelling on Cementitious Systems

  • Sandra Galmarini, Paul Bowen, Atomistic simulation of the adsorption of calcium and hydroxyl ions onto portlandite surfaces — towards crystal growth mechanisms, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 81, March 2016, Pages 16-23, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.11.008
  • Erratum to “Changes in portlandite morphology with solvent composition: Atomistic simulations and experiment” [Cement Concrete Res. 41 (2011) 1330–1338], Cement and Concrete Research, Volumes 61–62, July–August 2014, Pages 71
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.03.009
  • Galmarini S., Aimable A., Ruffray, N. Bowen P., Changes in portlandite morphology with solvent composition: Atomistic simulations and experiment, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 1330–1338, Conferences Special: Cement Hydration Kinetics and Modeling, Quebec City, 2009 & CONMOD10, Lausanne, 2010
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.04.009
  • PhD Thesis
    Atomistic simulation of Cementitious Systems, Sandra Galmarini [PDF]

No conference papers


Fundamental Mechanisms of Cement Prehydration

  • E. Dubina, L. Black, R. Sieber, J. Plank, Interaction of water vapour with anhydrous cement minerals, Advances in Applied Ceramics, 2010, VOL 109 (5), 260-268.
  • E. Dubina, L. Wadsö, J. Plank, A sorption balance study of water vapour sorption on anhydrous cement minerals and cement constituents, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 11, November 2011, Pages 1196-1204, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.07.009.
  • Dubina E., Plank J., Influence of moisture- and CO2-induced ageing in cement on the performance of admixtures used in construction chemistry, Zement-Kalk-Gips, 10 (2012), 60 - 68.
  • Dubina E., Plank J., Wadsö L., Black L., König H., Investigation of the long-term stability during storage of cement in drymix mortars, Part 1. Prehydration of clinker phases, free lime and sulfate phases under different relative humidities (RH) ALITinform, 3 (20), 2011, 38 - 45.
  • E. Dubina, L. Korat, L. Black, J. Strupi-Šuput, J. Plank, Influence of water vapour and carbon dioxide on free lime during storage at 80°C, studied by Raman spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 111, July 2013, Pages 299-303, ISSN 1386-1425,
    10.1016/j.saa.2013.04.033.
  • Whittaker M., Dubina E., Al-Mutawa F., Arkless L., Plank J., Black L. The effect of prehydration on the engineering properties of CEM I Portland cement, Advances in Cement Research, Volume 25, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, pages 12 –20.
  • E. Dubina, J. Plank, Investigation of the long-term stability during storage of drymix mortars, Part 2. Influence of Moisture Exposure on the Performance of Self-levelling mortars (SLUs), ALITinform
  • Dubina E., Plank P., Black L., Impact of water vapour and carbon dioxide on surface composition of C3A polymorphs studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 73, July 2015, Pages 36–41,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.02.026
  • PhD Thesis
    The Phenomenon of Cement Ageing on Moist Air: Surface Chemistry, Mechanisms and Effects on Admixture Performance , Elina Dubina [PDF]
  • Dubina E., Sieber R., Plank J., Black L., "Untersuchungen zur Vorhydratation von Zement", GDCh Annual Meeting, 2008, Germany
  • Dubina E., Sieber R., Plank J., Black L., Effects of prehydration on hydraulic properties of Portland cement and synthetic clinker phases, in: C. H. Fentiman, R. J. Mangabhai (Eds.), Cement and Concrete Science, Manchester, 2008, p. 46-49.
  • Dubina E., Plank J., Wadsö L., Black L., König H., Untersuchungen zur Vorhydratation von Zementklinkerphasen und Sulfatträgern unter Einsatz einer Sorptionswaage", GDCh Annual Meeting, 2010, Germany.
  • Plank J., Dubina E., Wadsö L., Surface prehydration of cement clinker phases and industrial cements, caused by water vapour, 7th International Symposium on Cement and Concrete (ISCC), Jinan (China), May 9th-12th, 2010.
  • Dubina E., Plank J., Wadsö L., Black L., The effects of prehydration of a combination of cubic C3A with ß-hemihydrate on adsorption of BNS superplasticizer, Proceedings of the 13th ICCC International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, contribution 187, Abstract book p. 250, Madrid/Spain, 2011.
  • Whittaker M., Dubina E., Plank J., Black L., The Effects of Cement Prehydration on Engineering Properties, C. H. Fentiman, R. J. Mangabhai (Eds.), Cement and Concrete Science, Birmingham, 2010, 101 - 104.
  • Al-Mutawa F., Whittaker M., Arkless L., Dubina E., Plank J., Black L. "The Effects of Prehydration at Moderate Humidities on the Engineering Properties of Portland Cement, C. H. Fentiman, R. J. Mangabhai (Eds.), Cement and Concrete Science, London, 2011, 12-13 September, conference proceedings.
  • Dubina E., Plank J., "Influence of moisture- and CO2-induced ageing of cement on the performance of chemical admixtures used in concrete and mortar", 8th International Symposium for Cement and Concrete (ISCC 2013), September 20 - 23, 2013, Nanjing (China), in: W. Zhang (Ed.), Compilation of Abstracts p. 80, Full paper: # 055 conference CD.
  • Plank J., Dubina E. "Shelf-life Stability of Self-levelling Underlayment (SLU) Mortars Exposed to Moist Environment", European Coatings CONGRESS, March 18. -19., 2013, Nuremberg (Germany).

Non-saturated Transport Properties of Cementitious Materials

  • Non-saturated ion diffusion in concrete – A new approach to evaluate conductivity measurements, Nilla Olsson, Véronique Baroghel-Bouny, Lars-Olof Nilsson and Mickaël Thiery, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 40, July 2013, Pages 40–47, DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2013.04.001
  • Non - saturated ion diffusion in concrete - new laboratory measurements, Nilla Olsson, Véronique Baroghel-Bouny, Lars-Olof Nilsson and Mickaël Thiery, [PDF], Proceedings ICDC 2012

Impact of Additions on Hydration Kinetics

  • Newlands, K. C., & Macphee, D. E. (2017). The reactivity of aluminosilicate glasses in cements – effects of Ca content on dissolution characteristics and surface precipitation. Advances in Applied Ceramics, 0(0), 1–9.
    doi.org/10.1080/17436753.2017.1299986
  • Newlands, K. C., Foss, M., Matchei, T., Skibsted, J., & Macphee, D. E. (2017). Early stage dissolution characteristics of aluminosilicate glasses with blast furnace slag- and fly-ash-like compositions, J Amer Ceram Soc, (May 2016), 1–15.
    doi.org/10.1111/jace.14716
  • Berodier E., Scrivener K., Evolution of pore structure in blended systems, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 73, July 2015, Pages 25–35
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.02.025
  • Berodier, E., Scrivener, K. (2014), Understanding the Filler Effect on the Nucleation and Growth of C-S-H. Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
    10.1111/jace.13177
  • PhD Thesis
    Impact of the Supplementary Cementitious Materials on the kinetics and microstructural development of cement hydration, Elise Berodier [PDF]
  • PhD Thesis
    The early stage dissolution characteristics of aluminosilicate glasses, Katrina Newlands [PDF]
  • E. Berodier, K. Scrivener, Impact of filler on hydration kinetics, Proceedings of 32nd Cement and Concrete Science 2012, Belfast, UK [PDF]
  • E. Berodier, B. Mota Gasso, K. Scrivener, Microstructure development on filler surface in blended systems at the early hydration period, Proceedings of the14th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, 2013, Denmark [PDF]

Micromechanical Analysis of Blended Cement-based Composites

  • Michal Hlobil, Vít Šmilauer, Gilles Chanvillard, Micromechanical multiscale fracture model for compressive strength of blended cement pastes, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 83, May 2016, Pages 188–202,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.12.003
  • P. Karte, M. Hlobil, R. Reihsner, W. Dörner, O. Lahayne, J. Eberhardsteiner, B. Pichler: Unloading ‐ Based Stiffness Characterisation of Cement Pastes During the Second, Third and Fourth Day After Production, Strain – An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics, 51(2), 156-196, 2015.
    10.1111/str.12129
  • Excel speadsheet: Prediction of elasticity and strength for blended pastes from FE homogenization [xlsx]
  • CemBase database: follow this link
  • PhD Thesis
    Micromechanical analysis of blended cement-based composites, Michal Hlobil [PDF]
  • M. Hlobil, M. Goestl, J. Burrus, Ch. Hellmich, and B. Pichler: Tensile failure of mortar and concrete: a microfracturemechanics-inspired damage model including size-effect, MSMF8 2016 in Brno, Czech Republic, 2016.
  • M. Hlobil, V. Šmilauer, and G. Chanvillard: Multiscale micromechanical damage model for compressive strength based on cement paste microstructure, CONCREEP-10, Vienna, Austria, 2015.
  • V. Šmilauer and M. Hlobil: A Multiscale Model for Compressive Strength Evolution of Blended Cement Pastes. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. Stirling: Civil-Comp Press Ltd, 2015.
  • V. Šmilauer and M. Hlobil: Microstructure-based micromechanical model for compressive strength evolution of cement paste. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference, and Workshop on Waste Cementation. Sheffield: University of Sheffield, 2014.
  • M. Hlobil, P. Karte, R. Reihsner, W. Doerner, J. Eberhardsteiner et al.: Mechanical stiffness and strength testing of cement pastes at very early ages. In Proceedings of 30th Danubia - Adria Symposium on Advances in Experimental Mechanics. Zagreb: Croatian Society of Mechanics, 2013.
  • M. Hlobil and V. Šmilauer: Numerical analysis of the microstructure of cement pastes, Nano and Macro Mechanics, Prague, 2012.

Carbonation Behaviour of Low-Clinker Cements

PhD Thesis

Microstructure and Phase Assemblages of Low-Clinker Cements during Early Stages of Carbonation, Julia A. Herterich [PDF]

  • Microstructure and Phase Assemblage of Low-Clinker Cements during Early Stages of Carbonation Julia Herterich, L Black and I Richardson, 36th Cement and Concrete Conference, Cardiff, September 2016
  • M. BERTIN, O. OMIKRINE-METALSSI, V. BAROGHEL-BOUNY, M. SAILLIO, (2016) Changes in microstructure and pore structure of low-clinker cementitious materials during early stages of carbonation, J. C. Galvez, A, Aguado de Cea, D. Fernández -Ordóñez, K. Sakai, E. Reyes, M. J. Casati, A. Enfedaque, M. G. Alberti and A. de la Fuente (Eds.), Second International Conference on Concrete Sustainability, 13-15 June 2016 , Madrid, p 509-520

Influence of the Functionalities of Organic Molecules on the Reactivity and Hydration Kinetics of Cement Phases

  • Camille Nalet, André Nonat, Effects of hexitols on the hydration of tricalcium silicate, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 91, January 2017, Pages 87-96, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.11.004.
  • Camille Nalet, André Nonat, Retarding effectiveness of hexitols on the hydration of the silicate phases of cement: Interaction with the aluminate and sulfate phases, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 90, December 2016, Pages 137-143, ISSN 0008-8846,
    j.cemconres.2016.09.018.

  • Camille Nalet, André Nonat, Impacts of hexitols on the hydration of a tricalcium aluminate-calcium sulfate mixture, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 89, November 2016, Pages 177-186, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.08.017.
  • Camille Nalet, André Nonat, Ionic complexation and adsorption of small organic molecules on calcium silicate hydrate: Relation with their retarding effect on the hydration of C3S, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 89, November 2016, Pages 97-108, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.08.012.
  • Camille Nalet, André Nonat, Effects of functionality and stereochemistry of small organic molecules on the hydration of tricalcium silicate, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 87, September 2016, Pages 97-104, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.06.002.
  • PhD thesis
    Influence de la stéréochimie et de la fonctionnalité de molécules organiques sur l’hydratation de composés cimentaires, Camille Nalet, University of Bourgogne [PDF]

No conference papers


Shrinkage and Cracking in Cementitious Materials

  • Carmelo Di Bella, Alexander Michel, Henrik Stang, Pietro Lura, Early age fracture properties of microstructurally-designed mortars, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 75, January 2017, Pages 62-73, ISSN 0958-9465
    10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.11.004
  • Di Bella, C., Wyrzykowski, M. & Lura, P., Evaluation of the ultimate drying shrinkage of cement-based mortars with poroelastic models, Mater Struct (2017) 50: 52. 10.1617/s11527-016-0870-0
  • Carmelo Di Bella, Michele Griffa, T.J. Ulrich, Pietro Lura, Early-age elastic properties of cement-based materials as a function of decreasing moisture content, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 89, November 2016, Pages 87-96
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.08.001
  • C. Di Bella, M. Wyrzykowski, M. Griffa, P. Termkhajornkit, G. Chanvillard, H. Stang, A. Eberhardt, P. Lura, Application of microstructurally-designed mortars for studying early-age properties: Microstructure and mechanical properties,Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 78, Part B, December 2015, Pages 234–244,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.08.001
  • PhD Thesis
    Drying Shrinkage of Cementitious materials at early age, Carmelo Di Bella [PDF]
  • Di Bella, C., Wyrzykowski, M., Griffa, M., Termkhajornkit, P., Chanvillard, G., Stang, H.,Eberhardt, A., and Lura, P. (2015). A novel approach for studying cementitious early-age properties: an equivalent microstructure. 9 pp., ICCC, Beijing, China

Molecular Dynamics Study of Water Exchange between Inter-Sheet and Gel Pore in Cement Analogues

  • D. A. Faux, S.-H. P. Cachia, P. J. McDonald, J. S. Bhatt, N. C. Howlett, and S. V. Churakov, Model for the interpretation of nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry of hydrated porous silicate materials, Phys. Rev. E 91, 032311 – Published 20 March 2015, 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.032311
  • Faux, DA, McDonald, P. J, Howlett, N. C., Bhatt, J. S Churakov, SV, "Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry of water in two and quasi-two dimensions", Physical Review E (Vol.87, No.6) 062309 (2013), URL: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.87.062309, 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.062309
  • J. S. Bhatt, P. J. McDonald, D. A. Faux, N. C. Howlett, S.V. Churakov, NMR relaxation parameters from molecular simulations of hydrated inorganic nanopores, Int. J. Quantum Chem., 114, 18, 1220-8 (2014) [PDF],
    10.1002/qua.24708
  • PhD Thesis
    Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Water Transport Properties and Magnetic Resonance Relaxation in Cement Nanopores, Serge-Henri Cachia [PDF]
  • N.C. Howlett, J.S. Bhatt, S-H.P.P. Cachia, P.J. McDonald, D.A. Faux, S.V. Churakov, Atomistic Modelling of Water Transport Dynamics in Cement, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Moisture Transport in Random Media: Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H)

  • Merlin A. Etzold, Peter J. McDonald, David A. Faux, and Alexander F. Routh, Filling of three-dimensional space by two-dimensional sheet growth, Phys. Rev. E 92, 042106 – Published 5 October 2015,
    10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042106

  • M. Etzold, P. McDonald, A. Routh, Growth of sheets in 3D confinements — a model for the C–S–H meso structure (open access),
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.05.001
  • PhD Thesis

    Space filling by growing sheets: A new approach to the structure of cement’s abundant hydration product, Merlin Etzold [PDF]
  • M. Etzold, P. McDonald, A. Routh, Model Sheet Structures for C-S-H, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Lattice Boltzmann Modeling of Water Dynamics in Cement Paste

  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald, Lattice Boltzmann simulations of the permeability and capillary adsorption of cement model microstructures, Cement and Concrete Res. (2012) 1601-1610 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2012.09.003
  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald & K.L. Scrivener, A 3D lattice Boltzmann effective media study: understanding the role of C-S-H and water saturation on the permeability of cement paste, Modelling and Simul. in Mater. Sci. and Eng., 21 (8) 085016  [PDF]
    10.1088/0965-0393/21/8/085016
  • Mohamad Zalzale, M Ramaioli, K. L. Scrivener, and P. J. McDonald, Grey free-energy multiphase lattice Boltzmann model with effective transport and wetting properties, Phys. Rev. E 94, 053301
    10.1103/PhysRevE.94.053301
  • PhD thesis
    Water dynamics in cement paste: insights from lattice Boltzmann modelling, Mohamad Zalzale [PDF]

  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald & K.L. Scrivener, A Three-dimensional partial bounce-back method applied to cementitious materials, 22nd International Conference on the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics, Yerevan, Armenia, 15-19 July 2013 [PDF]
  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald & K.L. Scrivener, TRANSCENDing the pore structure of a cement paste: a 3D effective media lattice Boltzmann approach, Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading (CONSEC13) Nanjing, China, 23-25 September 2013 [PDF]
  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald, K.L. Scrivener, TRANSCENDing the Pore Structure of a Cement Paste with The Lattice-Boltzmann Method, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]
  • M. Zalzale, K.L. Scrivener & P.J. McDonald, Comment on “An improved gray lattice Boltzmann model for simulating fluid flow in multi-scale porous media, Adv Wat Res 56 (2013)”, Internal communication, November 2013 [PDF]
  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald & K.L. Scrivener, Numerical modelling of water isotherms of cement paste: bridging the gap between the capillary and C-S-H gel pores, Concrete Modelling 2014 (CONMOD14), Beijing, China, 12 – 14 October 2014 (paper) [PDF]
  • M. Zalzale, P.J. McDonald & K.L. Scrivener, Numerical modelling of water isotherms of cement paste: bridging the gap between the capillary and C-S-H gel pores, The 14th international Congress on the chemistry of cement (ICCC), Beijing, China, 13 – 16 October 2015 (abstract) [PDF]
  • K.L. Scrivener, A.C.A. Muller, M. Zalzale, Q.H. Do & P.J. McDonald, New insights on the mechanisms controlling kinetics and implications for pore structure, proc. of Understanding the fundamental properties of concrete, Trondheim, Norway, 25-26 April 2013 [PDF]

The Role of µ-cracks in Concrete on Water Transport

  • S.D. Abyaneh, H.S. Wong, N.R. Buenfeld, Simulating the effect of microcracks on the diffusivity and permeability of concrete using a three-dimensional model, Computational Materials Science, Volume 119, 15 June 2016, Pages 130-143, ISSN 0927-0256,
    10.1016/j.commatsci.2016.03.047.
  • S. Dehghanpoor Abyaneh, H.S. Wong, and N.R. Buenfeld, Computational investigation of capillary absorption in concrete using a three-dimensional mesoscale approach, Comput. Mater. Sci., Vol. 87., May. 2014, 54-64 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.01.058
  • S. Dehghanpoor Abyaneh, H.S. Wong, and N.R. Buenfeld, Modelling the diffusivity of mortar and concrete using a three-dimensional mesostructure with several aggregate shapes, Comput. Mater. Sci., Vol. 78., Oct. 2013, 63-73 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.05.024
  • PhD Thesis
    Modelling the effect of microcracks on transport properties of concrete, Saeed Dehghanpoor Abyaneh [PDF]
  • S. Dehghanpoor Abyaneh, H.S. Wong, and N.R. Buenfeld, Investigation into the diffusivity of concrete using a three-dimensional multi-phase model, 3rd International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, Queen's University Belfast, 17-19 September 2012 [PDF]
  • S. Dehghanpoor Abyaneh , H.S. Wong, N.R. Buenfeld, Modelling the Transport Properties of Concrete from Three-Dimensional Mesostructure, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]
  • S. Dehghanpoor Abyaneh, H.S. Wong, N.R. Buenfeld, Modeling the effect of microcracks on the transport properties of concrete in three-dimensions, CONCREEP-10, September 2015, Vienna, Austria

Drying-Wetting Cycles: Effects on Moisture Transport within Cementitious Materials

  • Zhidong Zhang, Mickaël Thiery, Véronique Baroghel-Bouny, Investigation of moisture transport properties of cementitious materials, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 89, November 2016, Pages 257-268, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.08.013.
  • Z. Zhang, M. Thiery, V. Baroghel-Bouny, Numerical modelling of moisture transfers with hysteresis within cementitious materials: Verification and investigation of the effects of repeated wetting–drying boundary conditions, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 68, February 2015, Pages 10–23
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.10.012
  • Z. Zhang, M.l Thiéry, V. Baroghel-Bouny. A review and statistical study of existing hysteresis models for cementitious materials, Cement and Concrete Res., Vol. 57, March 2014, 44–60 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.12.008
  • PhD Thesis

    Modelling of sorption hysteresis and its effect on moisture transport within cementitious materials, Zhidong Zhang [PDF]
  • Z. Zhang, M. Thiéry, V. Baroghel-Bouny, M.D. Nguyen, P. Rossi. Modelling of the hydration and moisture transfer coupling effects on the microstructure properties of the concrete cover, The 2nd International MicroDurability conference, Delft University of Technology, Amsterdam, 11-13 April, 2012. [PDF]
  • Z. Zhang, M. Thiéry, V. Baroghel-Bouny. Analysis of moisture transport in cementitious materials and modelling of drying-wetting cycles, International Conference SSCS, Aix-en-Provence, France, May 29 - June 1, 2012. [PDF]
  • Z. Zhang, M. Thiéry, V. Baroghel-Bouny. A method to determine water vapour desorption and adsorption isotherms for cementitious materials - using the fewest experimental data, CONSEC13, Nanjing, China, Sept. 20-23, 2013. [PDF]
  • Z. Zhang, V. Baroghel-Bouny, M. Thiéry, Modelling of Drying-Wetting Effects on Moisture Transport within Cementitious Materials,> extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Wetting and Drying Cycles – The Effect of Hysteresis on Transport

  • Mahsa Saeidpour, Lars Wadsö, The influence of sorption hysteresis on diffusion coefficients represented with different moisture potentials, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 90, December 2016, Pages 1-5, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.07.009.

  • Mahsa Saeidpour, Lars Wadsö, Moisture diffusion coefficients of mortars in absorption and desorption, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 83, May 2016, Pages 179-187, ISSN 0008-8846
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.02.003.

  • Baquerizo, L., Matschei, T., Scrivener, K., Saeidpour, M., Wadsö, L., Hydration states of AFm phases, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 73, July 2015, Pages 143-157,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.02.011
  • Luis G. Baquerizo, Thomas Matschei, Karen L. Scrivener, Mahsa Saeidpour, Alva Thorell, Lars Wadsö, Methods to determine hydration states of minerals and cement hydrates, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 65, November 2014, Pages 85-95, ISSN 0008-8846 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.07.009
  • M. Saeidpour, L. Wadsö, “Moisture equilibrium of cement based materials containing slag or silica fume and exposed to repeated sorption cycles”, Cement and Concrete Research 69 (2015) 60-66 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.12.005
  • M. Saeidpour, L. Wadsö, Evidence for anomalous water vapor sorption kinetics in cement based materials” Cement and Concrete Research 70 (2015) 88-95 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.10.014
  • PhD Thesis
    Experimental studies of sorption and transport of moisture in cement based materials with supplementary cementitious materials, Mahsa Saeidpour [PDF]
  • M. Saeidpour, L. Wadsö, Diffusion of water vapour in cement-based materials. Is Fick's law valid? Proceedings of 33rd Cement and Concrete Science Conference 2013, University of Portsmouth, UK, 2-3 September, 2013 [PDF]
  • L. Wadsö, M. Saeidpour, Evidence for Non-Fickian Sorption in Cement Based Materials, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]
  • M.Saeidpour, L.Wadsö, Comparison of Different Methods to Evaluate Moisture Transport Coefficient in Cement Based Materials, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Porosity Characterisation

  • A.C.A. Muller, K.L. Scrivener, J. Skibsted, A.M. Gajewicz, P.J. McDonald, Influence of silica fume on the microstructure of cement pastes: new insights from 1H NMR relaxometry, and Concrete Research, Volume 74, August 2015, Pages 116-125, ISSN 0008-8846, (open access)
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.04.005.
  • A.C. Muller, K.L. Scrivener, A.M. Gajewicz and P.J. McDonald, Densification of C–S–H Measured by1H NMR Relaxometry, J. Phys. Chem. C (2013), Vol. 117, pp 403–412 [PDF]
    10.1021/jp3102964
  • A. C. A. Muller, K. L. Scrivener, A. M. Gajewicz, P. J. McDonald, Use of bench-top NMR to measure the density, composition and desorption isotherm of C-S-H in cement paste, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 178, 15 September 2013, Pages 99-103 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.01.032
  • PhD Thesis

    Characterization of porosity & C-S-H in cement pastes by 1H NMR, Arnaud Muller [PDF]
  • K.L. Scrivener, A.C.A. Muller, M. Zalzale, Q.H. Do & P.J. McDonald, New insights on the mechanisms controlling kinetics and implications for pore structure, proc. of Understanding the fundamental properties of concrete, Trondheim, Norway, 25-26 April 2013
  • A.C.A. Muller, K.L. Scrivener, P.J. McDonald, “The use of 1H NMR: a new method to address the properties of concretes”, Concrete Innovation Conference - CIC 2014, Jun. 11-14, Oslo, Norway [PDF]
  • A.M. Gajewicz, A.C.A. Muller, P.J. McDonald, K.L. ScrivenerStudy of the Nano-Structure of C-S-H Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Relationship between Composition, Structure and Morphology in C-S-H

  • Elena Tajuelo Rodriguez, Krassimir Garbev, Daniela Merz, Leon Black, Ian G. Richardson, Thermal stability of C-S-H phases and applicability of Richardson and Groves' and Richardson C-(A)-S-H(I) models to synthetic C-S-H, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 93, March 2017, Pages 45-56, ISSN 0008-8846
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.12.005.
  • E. Tajuelo Rodriguez, I. G. Richardson, L. Black, E. Boehm-Courjault, A. Nonat, J. Skibsted, Composition, silicate anion structure and morphology of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) synthesised by silica-lime reaction and by controlled hydration of tricalcium silicate (C3S), Advances in Applied Ceramics Vol 114, No 7, (October, 2015), pp. 362-371
    10.1179/1743676115Y.0000000038
  • PhD thesis
    Relation between composition, structure and morphology in C-S-H, Elena Tajuelo Rodriguez [PDF]
  • E. Tajuelo, I. G. Richardson, L. Black, J. Skibsted, A. Nonat, Comparison of Morphology and Chemical Structure of C-S-H Synthesized by Silica-Lime Reaction and by the Controlled Hydration of C3s, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]
  • E. Tajuelo, I. G. Richardson, L. Black, J. Skibsted, A. Nonat, E. Boehm-Courjault, Chemical structure and morphology of C-S-H synthesized by silica-lime reaction and by the controlled hydration of C3S, 34th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 14-16 September, 2014, - University of Sheffield, UK [PDF]

NMR Imaging and Relaxation Analysis

  • A.M. Gajewicz, E. Gartner, K. Kang, P.J. McDonald, V. Yermakou, A 1H NMR relaxometry investigation of gel-pore drying shrinkage in cement pastes, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 86, August 2016, Pages 12-19, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.04.013
  • A.C.A. Muller, K.L. Scrivener, J. Skibsted, A.M. Gajewicz, P.J. McDonald, Influence of silica fume on the microstructure of cement pastes: New insights from 1H NMR relaxometry, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 74, August 2015, Pages 116-125, ISSN 0008-8846, DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.04.005.
  • A.C. Muller, K.L. Scrivener, A.M. Gajewicz and P.J. McDonald, Densification of C–S–H Measured by 1H NMR Relaxometry, J. Phys. Chem. C (2013), Vol. 117, pp 403–412 [PDF]
    10.1021/jp3102964
  • A. C. A. Muller, K. L. Scrivener, A. M. Gajewicz, P. J. McDonald, Use of bench-top NMR to measure the density, composition and desorption isotherm of C-S-H in cement paste, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 178, 15 September 2013, Pages 99-103 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.01.032
  • R. M. Kowalczyk, A. M. Gajewicz, P.J. McDonald, The mechanism of water-isopropanol exchange in cement pastes evidenced by NMR relaxometry, RSC Advances, 2014 (4) 20709-20715 [PDF]
    10.1039/C4RA00889H
  • PhD Thesis

    Characterisation of cement microstructure and pore – water interaction by 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry, Agata Gajewicz [PDF]
  • A.M. Gajewicz, A.C.A. Muller, P.J. McDonald, K.L. ScrivenerStudy of the Nano-Structure of C-S-H Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Cryoporometry Characterisation for Cement Based Materials

  • M. Wu, K. Fridh, B. Johannesson, M. Geiker, Influence of frost damage and sample preconditioning on the porosity characterization of cement based materials using low temperature calorimetry, Thermochimica Acta, Volume 607, May 2015, Pages 30–38 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.tca.2015.03.005
  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson, M. Geiker. A study of the water vapor sorption isotherms of hardened cement pastes: Possible pore structure changes at low relative humidity and the impact of temperature on isotherms. Cement and Concrete Research, 56 (2014), 97-105. [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.11.008
  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson, M. Geiker. Determination of ice content in hardened concrete by low temperature calorimetry: influence of baseline calculation and heat of fusion of confined water. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 115: 1335-1351. [PDF]
    10.1007/s10973-013-3520-6
  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson. Impact of sample saturation on the detected porosity of hardened concrete using low temperature calorimetry. Thermochimica Acta, 2014, 580: 66-78. [PDF]
    10.1016/j.tca.2014.02.002
  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson, M. Geiker. A preliminary study of the influence of ions in the pore solution of hardened cement pastes on the porosity determination by low temperature calorimetry. Thermochimica Acta, 2014, 589: 215-225. [PDF]
    10.1016/j.tca.2014.05.027
  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson, M. Geiker. Application of water vapor sorption measurement for porosity characterization of hardened cement pastes. Construction and Building Materials,Volume 66, 15 September 2014, Pages 621–633. [PDF] 
    10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.06.004
  • PhD Thesis

    Using low temperature calorimetry and moisture fixation method to study the pore structure of cement based materials, Min Wu [PDF]

  • M. Wu, B. Johannesson and M. Geiker. "Impact of heat of fusion of water on the calculated ice content using low temperature calorimetry", In the Proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions - Environment and Loading, Nanjing, China, 23-25 Sep, 2013.
  • M.Wu, V.Yermakou, B. Johannesson, J. Chen, M. Geiker, P. J. McDonald, Cryoporometry Characterization for Cement Based Materials, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Characterisation of μ-cracks in Concrete and Transport in Concrete

  • M.H.N. Yio, M.J. Mac, H.S. Wong and N.R. Buenfeld: 3D imaging of cement-based materials at sub-micron resolution by combining laser scanning confocal microscopy with serial sectioning. Journal of Microscopy, Vol:258, ISSN:1365-2818, Pages:151-169 [PDF]
    10.1111/jmi.12228
  • M. Mac, G. Desbois G., P. Pardo, I. Casanova: Ion beam tomography of the nano- and microstructure of cementitious materials. 4th International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM-4), 20-22 May, 2012, Agios Nikolaos, Greece [PDF]

  • Z.Wu, M.J.Mac, H.S.Wong, N.R.Buenfeld, Characterisation of Microcracks and their Influence on Transport Properties of Cementitious Materials, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Study on Cement Paste Pore Connectivity using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

  • A.M. Gajewicz, E. Gartner, K. Kang, P.J. McDonald, V. Yermakou, A 1H NMR relaxometry investigation of gel-pore drying shrinkage in cement pastes, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 86, August 2016, Pages 12-19, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.04.013
  • PhD Thesis
    Study of the transport of water in the nanopores of C–S–H by 1H NMR, V.Yermakou [PDF]

  • M.Wu, V.Yermakou, B. Johannesson, J. Chen, M. Geiker, P. J. McDonald, Cryoporometry Characterization for Cement Based Materials, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Impact of Mineralogy on the Water Balance of Cement Paste

  • L. G. Baquerizo, T. Matschei and K. L. Scrivener. Impact of water activity on the stability of ettringite, in Cement And Concrete Research, vol. 79, p. 31-44, 2016.
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.07.008
  • Baquerizo, L., Matschei, T., Scrivener, K., Saeidpour, M., Wadsö, L., Hydration states of AFm phases, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 73, July 2015, Pages 143-157, [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.02.011
  • Luis G. Baquerizo, Thomas Matschei, Karen L. Scrivener, Mahsa Saeidpour, Alva Thorell, Lars Wadsö, Methods to determine hydration states of minerals and cement hydrates, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 65, November 2014, Pages 85-95, ISSN 0008-8846 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.07.009
  • PhD Thesis
    Impact of water activity on the mineralogy of hydrated cement, Luis Baquerizo [PDF]
  • Baquerizo, L., Matschei, T., Scrivener, K., "The impact of water chemical potential on the hydration states of Monosulfoaluminate", 31th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, London, 2011. [PDF]
  • Baquerizo, L., Matschei, T., Scrivener, K., "Impact of water activity on the water content of cement hydrates", 18th Ibausil Conference, Weimar -Germany, Sept. 12 - 15, 2012 [PDF]
  • L. Baquerizo, T. Matschei, K. Scrivener, Impact of Water Activity on Volume Stability of Cement Hydrates, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]
  • Baquerizo, L., Matschei, T., Scrivener, K., Volume stability of CAC-CaSO4-CaCO3-H2O systems during drying, International Conference on Calcium Aluminates, Avignon - France, May. 18 - 21, 2014 (extended abstract). [PDF]

Validation of Concrete Water Transport Tests by 1H Magnetic Resonance Profiling

  • N Fischer, R. Haerdtl, P. J. McDonald, Observation of the redistribution of nanoscale water filled porosity in cement based materials during wetting, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 68, February 2015, Pages 148–155 [PDF]
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.10.013
  • N Fischer, R. Haerdtl, P. J. McDonald, Is colour change a good measure of a water penetration front? (Magazine of Concrete Research, October 2014, pp1-6 (5) [PDF]
    http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/macr.14.00354

  • Eng Doctorate Thesis
    Validation of conventional concrete water transport test methods by spatially resolved 1H magnetic resonance, Noemi Fischer [PDF]

  • N. Fischer, R. Haerdtl, P.J. McDonald, Validation of Water Transport Tests by 1H Magnetic Resonance Profiling, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Validation of Modelling with Respect to Drying and Shrinkage

  • X.Wang, A.B. Eberhardt, K. Scrivener, E. Gallucci, Assessing Early Age Properties of Cementitious Systems by Water- Isopropanol Replacement, extended abstract for TRANSCEND Conference, 3-6 Nov, 2013 [PDF]

Thermodynamics and Volume Stability of Hydrate Phases with Sulfate Content

  • Moon J., Oh J.E., Balonis M, Glasser F.P., Clark S.M., Monteiro P.J.M., Pressure induced reactions amongst aluminate hydrate phases, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 571-578,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.02.004
  •  Juhyuk Moon, Jae Eun Oh, Magdalena Balonis, Fredrik P. Glasser, Simon M. Clark, Paulo J.M. Monteiro, High pressure study of low compressibility tetracalcium aluminum carbonate hydrates 3CaO·Al2O3·CaCO3·11H2O, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 105-110, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.08.004 .
  • Magdalena Balonis, Barbara Lothenbach, Gwenn Le Saout, Fredrik P. Glasser, Impact of chloride on the mineralogy of hydrated Portland cement systems, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 40, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 1009-1022, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.03.002.
  • M. Balonis, F.P. Glasser, The density of cement phases, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 39, Issue 9, September 2009, Pages 733-739, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.06.005.
  • Balonis M., Glasser F. P., 'Calcium nitrite corrosion inhibitor: influence of chloride on nitrite binding and mineralogy of Portland cement', Journal of the American Ceramic Society,
    Volume 94, Issue 7, pages 2230-2241, July 2011,
    j.1551-2916.2010.04362.x
  • Balonis M., Medala M., Glasser F.P., 'Influence of calcium nitrate and nitrite on the constitution of the AFm and AFt cement hydrates, Advances in Cement Research, Volume 23, Issue 3, July 2011: link
  • Balonis M., Glasser F. P., 'Impact of calcium nitrite corrosion inhibitor on the constitution of cement hydrated exposed to chloride', Conference Proceedings: International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement 2011, Madrid

Availability of Al2O3 in Blended Cements

  • V. Fernàndez-Altable, G. Le Saoût, K. Scrivener, “Estimation of the repartition of Al2O3 in slag blended cements based on a stoichiometric approach”, submitted to Cement and Concrete Research.
  • V. Fernàndez-Altable, G. Le Saoût, K. Scrivener, “Evidence of a two-step mechanism of sulphate attack in Portland cement – slag blended mortars”, submitted to Cement and Concrete Research.
  • V. Fernàndez-Altable, A.Y. Leinekugel-le-Cocq-Errien, G. Le Saoût, K. Scrivener, "Effect of slag on aluminate distribution and sulphate resistance", Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Building Materials (IBAUSIL), Weimar (Germany), Vol. 1, pp 691-696. ISBN: 978-3-00-027265-3.
  • V. Fernàndez-Altable, C. Yu, G. Le Saoût, K. Scrivener, "Characterisation of slag blends and correlation with their sulphate resistance in static and semi-dynamic conditions", XIII International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, 3-8 July 2011, Madrid (Spain).

Pore Structure and State of Water of Mixes with Blended Cements

No published item

  • Canut, M., Geiker M. R. Impact of curing on the porosity development of cement pastes with and without slag. Abstract for International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement: XIII ICCC, Madrid, July, 2011.

State of Water in Cover Concrete

  • Valori A., Rodin V., McDonald P.J., On the interpretation of 1H 2-dimensional NMR relaxation exchange spectra in cements: is there exchange between pores with two characteristic sizes or Fe3+ concentrations , Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 40, Issue 9, September 2010, Pages 1375-1377, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.03.022.
  • McDonald P.J., Rodin V., Valori A., Characterisation of intra- and inter- crystallite C-S-H gel pore water in white cement based on an analysis of NMR signal amplitudes as a function of water content Volume 40, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 1656-1663, ISSN 0008-8846, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.08.003.
  •  Rodin V.; Valori A. and McDonald P.J.,1H double quantum filtered nuclear magnetic resonance study of water in cement pastes, New J. Phys. 13 (2011) 035017
    10.1088/1367-2630/13/3/035017
  •  A. Valori, P.J. McDonald, K.L. Scrivener, The morphology of C-S-H: Lessons from 1H nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 49, July 2013, Pages 65-81, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.03.011.

No conference papers


Molecular Dynamics Modelling and Investigation at Nanoscale of C-S-H Surface

  • Marta Medala, Christophe Labbez, Isabelle Pochard, and André Nonat, Ettringite surface chemistry: Interplay of electrostatic and ion specificity, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 354, Issue 2, 15 February 2011, Pages 765-770,
    10.1016/j.jcis.2010.11.031
  • Balonis M., Medala M., Glasser F.P., 'Influence of calcium nitrate and nitrite on the constitution of the AFm and AFt cement hydrates, Advances in Cement Research, Volume 23, Issue 3, July 2011: link

No conference papers


Expansive Reactions and Nanoindentation

No published item

  • Article in Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, 07 - 9 September 2009, Haifa. Hossam ELAQRA, Emmanuel Gallucci, Karen Scrivener

Impact of Blended Cements of Reinforcement Corrosion

  • Carmen Andrade, Renata Buják, Effects of some mineral additions to Portland cement on reinforcement corrosion, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 53, November 2013, Pages 59-67, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.06.004.
  • R. Bujak, The 59th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, poster presentation, Title: Influence of blending agents on the passivation level of reinforcement, Abstract published in : ISE 2008, Book of abstracts, Seville, Spain
  • R. Bujak, International PhD Workshop on the Durability of Reinforced Concrete, oral presentation, Title: Influence of blending agents on the passivation level of reinforcement, Abstract published in: Book of abstracts 2008, Zagreb, Croatia

Study of Field Samples

  • A. Chabrelie, E.Gallucci, U. Mueller and K.Scrivener, Durability of field concrete made of portland cement and supplementary cementitious materials under several European exposure conditions , Conference: Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites, 13-15 October 2008, in Nanjing, China, Proceedings of the First International Conference, Edited by Wei Sun, K. van Breugel, Changwen Miao Guang Ye and Huisu Chen, Volume 1, pp. 421-427, RILEM Proceedings PRO 061, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., ISBN 978-2-35158-065-3 (set), ISBN 978-2-35158-066-0 (Vol. 1).
  • A. Chabrelie, E.Gallucci, U.Mueller and K.Scrivener, Durability of field concretes made of portland and silica fume cements under sea water exposure for 25 years, Seminar: Nordic Exposure Sites / Input to revision of EN 206-1, 12 - 14. November 2008, in Hirtshals, Denmark, Proceeding Nordic Concrete Research (NCR).
  • A. Chabrelie, E. Gallucci, U. Müller and K. Scrivener, Parallel study of field and lab concretes under sulfate exposure, 17th IBAUSIL conference (from 23rd until 26th of September 2009, Weimar, DE) - ISBN: 978-3-00-027265-3.
  • A. Chabrelie, U. Müller, K. Scrivener, Mechanisms of degradation of concrete by external sulfate ions under laboratory and field conditions, XIIIth ICCC conference (from 3rd until 8th July 2010).

Model of Sulfate Attack and Leaching

No published item

  • Paper in CONMOD 2010 Symposium on concrete modeling: Computational modeling of external sulfate attack in mortars: a chemo-transport-mechanical model, A Idiart, B Capra, B Lothenbach
  • Paper in Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III: 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR-3, 3-5 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa PROCEEDINGS: Thermodynamic modeling of sulfate interaction, Lothenbach B, Kunther W, Idiart A
  • Abstract published in NUWCEM 2011 Symposium
  • Abstract published in 3rd GEMS Workshop
  • Abstract published in International workshop on Control of cracking in R.C. structures

Elastic Properties Measurement and Modelling

No published item

  • R.Chamrova, A.Guidoum, K.Scrivener, Modelling of elastic properties of a hydrating cement paste, Concrete Modelling CONMOD" 08 Delft, Proceedings of the International RILEM Symposium PRO 58, pp.775 - 782.
  • Elastic properties of cement paste at early age - critical aspects of numerical prediction and verification, R.Chamrova, A.Guidoum, K.Scrivener, abstract in CTCS 2009 proceedings.

Fracture Mechanics: Measurement and Modelling

  • Jan Skocek, Henrik Stang, Inverse analysis of the wedge-splitting test, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 75, Issue 10, July 2008, Pages 3173-3188, ISSN 0013-7944, 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.12.003.
  • Skocek, J. and Stang H., Application of optical deformation analysis system on wedge splitting test and its inverse analysis, Materials and Structures, 43:63-72 (2010). Rilem
  • Skocek, J. and Stang H., Application of optical deformation analysis system on wedge splitting test and its inverse analysis, Proceedings of Juniorstav 2009
  • Skocek, J., Elias, J., and Stang H., Discrete modeling of mixed-mode crack growth in concrete, Proceedings of CTCS'09

Multiscale Modelling

  • D. Davydov, M. Jirásek, L. Kopecký, Critical aspects of nano-indentation technique in application to hardened cement paste, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 20-29, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2010.09.001.
  • Denis Davydov, Milan Jirásek, Petr Kabele, Jirí Nemecek. Study of micromechanical behavior of cement paste by integration of experimental nanoindentation and numerical analysis, conference proceedings (Czech-German Bilateral XII). 2008
  • Petr Kabele, Denis Davydov, Petr Jun, Jirí Nemecek & Milan Jirásek, Study of micromechanical behavior of cement paste by integration of experimental nanoindentation and numerical analysis. conference proceedings, (Concreep 2008)Davydov D Jirasek Milan., Modeling of nanoindentation by viscoelastic porous model with application to cement paste, (2009), NICOM 3. Conference proceedings.

Functional Surfaces

  • A. Folli, U. H. Jakobsen, G. L. Guerrini and D. E. Macphee, Rhodamine B Discolouration on TiO2 in the Cement Environment: A Look at Fundamental Aspects of the Self-cleaning Effect in Concretes, J. Adv. Oxid. Technol. 12 (2009) 126-133.
  • A. Folli, I. Pochard, A. Nonat, U. H. Jakobsen, A. M. Shepherd and D. E. Macphee, Engineering photocatalytic cements: understanding TiO2 surface chemistry to control and modulate photocatalytic performances, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 93 (2010) 3360-3369. 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.03838.x
  • Andrea Folli, Steven B. Campbell, James A. Anderson, Donald E. Macphee, Role of TiO2 surface hydration on NO oxidation photo-activity, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Volume 220, Issues 2-3, 20 May 2011, Pages 85-93, ISSN 1010-6030, 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2011.03.017.
  • Andrea Folli, Claus Pade, Tommy Bæk Hansen, Tiziana De Marco, Donald E. Macphee, TiO2 photocatalysis in cementitious systems: Insights into self-cleaning and depollution chemistry, Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 42, Issue 3, March 2012, Pages 539-548, ISSN 0008-8846,
    10.1016/j.cemconres.2011.12.001.
  • A. Folli, U. H. Jakobsen, G. L. Guerrini and D. E. Macphee, Rhodamine B Discolouration on TiO2 in the Cement Environment: A Look at Fundamental Aspects of the Self-cleaning Effect in Concretes, Poster Session, 13th International Conference on TiO2 Photocatalysis, San Diego 2008
  • A. Folli and D. E. Macphee, Photocatalytic cement: influence of TiO2 particle size on photocatalytic performances, in: G. Fischer, M. R. Geiker, O. Hededal, L. M. Ottosen and H. Stang (Eds.), The 8th FIB PhD symposium in civil engineering, DTU, Copenhagen 2010.

Organo Mineral Composites

  • Anca Itul, Andre Nonat, Robert Flatt, Franc Svegl, The effects of silanes on the hydration of cement, Annales de chimie, Science des matériaux, 2008, 33, supl.1, pp.283-290

No conference papers


Appearance of Concrete Facades

No published item

  • M. A. Kargol, Silane-based water repellent and easy-to-clean surfaces for concrete structure improvement, Technical Proceedings, Vol. 1. pp. 451, CT pp. 640, 11th International NSTI Nanotech 2008, June 1-5, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • M. A. Kargol, C. Pade and T. Bæk Hansen, Performance of Aesthetic Concrete Surfaces Coated with Highly Hydrophobic Sol-gel based Systems, European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes, Euromat 2009, September 7-10, 2009, Glasgow, UK

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