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Nanoindentation as a tool to measure and map mechanical properties of hardened cement pastes

  • Chuanlin Hu (a1)


Regarding the significance of cement paste in construction materials, the present paper aims to use nanoindentation to measure and map mechanical properties of hardened cement pastes. The mechanical properties of involved phases were extracted from grid nanoindentation on the cement paste. The results suggested that nanoindentation can be used as a tool to measure and map mechanical properties of hardened cement pastes, and can identify the phases, including outer product, inner product, calcium hydroxide (or interface of residual cement clinker), and residual cement clinker.


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