Xonoltlite aggregate – part II. Properties of synthesis products
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ŁUKASIEWICZ Research Network – Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, Refractory Materials Division in Gliwice
Publication date: 2020-11-06
Cement Wapno Beton 25(4) 275-281 (2020)
The aim of the work was to obtain crystalline xonotlite from cheap and commonly available raw materials, such as hydrated burnt lime and quartz flour, and properties of synthesis products. Crystalline xonotlite, without any unwanted carbonate phases, was only obtained after applying a protective atmosphere during on-going synthesis for 10 and 24 hours, at a pressure of 3 MPa. The product of autoclaving displays thermal stability up to 700°C and after exceeding this temperature, it is gradually dehydroxylated, and next, transformed into the low-temperature polymorphous form of wollastonite. The obtained xonotlite is characterized by slight thermal expansion, indicating its good dimensional stability up to a temperature of crystallization of wollastonite, reaching about 800°C, which makes it a good half-product for the production of light insulating materials.
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