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Effects of Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Silica Fume and Its Mixing with Nano-Silica Sol on Properties of Fly Ash-Mixed Cement Composites

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
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Crystals 2022, 12(2), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12020144
Received: 15 November 2021 / Revised: 19 December 2021 / Accepted: 17 January 2022 / Published: 20 January 2022
In the present research work, the ternary effects of varying dosages of graphene oxide encapsulated silica fume (GOSF), nano-silica sol (SS), and fly ash (FA) on the rheological properties, compressive strength, the content and crystal size of calcium hydroxide (CH), porosity, water absorption, and microstructure of cement were studied. The results showed that the incorporation of SF improved the dispersion of GO in the cement matrix. GOSF was prepared through electrostatic attraction between the positively charged SF and negatively charged GO. The ternary mixture of GOSF, SS, and FA had a synergistic effect that improved the performance of cement. When the curing age of cement reached 28 days, the compressive strength reached a peak of 86.5 MPa, the minimum values of content and crystal size of CH were 11.55% and 45.69 nm, respectively, and the minimum values of water absorption and porosity were 0.0011 cm/s0.5 and 13.56%, respectively. In terms of microstructure, the denser structure of C-S-H gel and the regular arrangement of CH were noticed. View Full-Text
Keywords: silica fume; silica sol; graphene oxide; fly ash; orthogonal experiment silica fume; silica sol; graphene oxide; fly ash; orthogonal experiment
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Zhou, S.; Zhang, X.; Zhou, H.; Li, D. Effects of Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Silica Fume and Its Mixing with Nano-Silica Sol on Properties of Fly Ash-Mixed Cement Composites. Crystals 2022, 12, 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12020144

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Zhou S, Zhang X, Zhou H, Li D. Effects of Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Silica Fume and Its Mixing with Nano-Silica Sol on Properties of Fly Ash-Mixed Cement Composites. Crystals. 2022; 12(2):144. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12020144

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Zhou, Shun, Xiaotao Zhang, Han Zhou, and Dongxu Li. 2022. "Effects of Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Silica Fume and Its Mixing with Nano-Silica Sol on Properties of Fly Ash-Mixed Cement Composites" Crystals 12, no. 2: 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst12020144

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