Monitoring of hydration of white cement paste with proton NMR spin-spin relaxation

Jessie Greener, Hartwig Peemoeller, Changho Choi, Rick Holly, Eric J. Reardon, Carolyn M. Hansson, Mik M. Pintar

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The proton spin-spin NMR relaxation is monitored in white cement as a function of hydration time. The multiexponential relaxation behavior is resolved and the fractional magnetizations T2 and the corresponding magnitudes are also reported. By monitoring the free induction decay and spin-echo envelope with the Meiboom-Gill modified Carr-Purcell pulse sequence, during hydration, information about growth patterns of various cements is obtained. In particular, the secondary hydration water is characterized through direct observation, and a relatively immobile, near solidlike water phase, observed for the first time in hydrating cement is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-627
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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