Two-dimensional correlation relaxation studies of cement pastes.

Research paper by Peter J PJ McDonald, Jonathan J Mitchell, Michael M Mulheron, Luc L Monteilhet, Jean-Pierre JP Korb

Indexed on: 01 May '07Published on: 01 May '07Published in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation correlation studies of cement pastes have been performed on a unilateral magnet, the Surface GARField. Through these measurements, the hydration process can be observed by monitoring the evolution of porosity. Characteristic relaxation time distributions have been observed in different cement pastes: fresh white cement, prehydrated white cement and ordinary Portland cement. The observed T(1)/T(2) ratio in these cements has been shown to agree with expectations based on high field values.