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Studies from Argonne National Laboratory Provide New Data on Materials Science

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Researchers detail new data in Materials Science. According to news originating from Argonne, Illinois, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Synchrotron nanoprobe X-ray fluorescence maps show for the first time discrete iron-rich, titanium-rich and manganese/silicon-rich particles present in blast furnace slag grains, and these particles remain intact when the slag is used as a precursor for alkali-activated slag (AAS) binders."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Argonne National Laboratory, "These particles appear to be entrained during slag production, and remain stable under the reducing conditions prevailing during alkali-activation. There is no evidence of chemical interaction between these particles and the AAS binder, which mainly comprises calcium silicate hydrates."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results are important for the understanding of iron chemistry in AAS, and the potential reactivity of metallic and other redox-sensitive species within AAS binders."

For more information on this research see: The fate of iron in blast furnace slag particles during alkali-activation. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2014;146(1-2):1-5. Materials Chemistry and Physics can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Materials Chemistry and Physics -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S.A. Bernal, Argonne Natl Lab, Center Nanoscale Mat, Argonne, IL 60439, United States. Additional authors for this research include V. Rose and J.L. Provis.

Keywords for this news article include: Argonne, Illinois, United States, Materials Science, North and Central America

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