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Title: Use of Atomic Force Microscopy and
Nanoindentation for Characterization of
Cemetitious Materials at the Nanoscale
Author(s): P. Mondal, S.P. Shah, and L.D. Marks
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 41-56
Keywords: atomic force microscope; cement paste nanostructure; mechanical properties; nanoindentation
Abstract:In this research, sample preparation techniques were developed to image
the nano- and microstructure of hardened cement paste and to determine local
mechanical properties. An atomic force microscope (AFM) was used to image the nanostructure of hardened cement paste. AFM and a Hysitron Triboindenter equipped with an in-situ scanning probe microscopy were used to determine the Young’s modulus of cement paste at the nanoscale.
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