Full project name:
Rate control and morphosynthesis in magnesium phosphate cements role of additives
Magnesium phosphate cements have attracted interest as alternative binders in civil engineering, for waste encapsulation, and as biomaterials. The fast reaction rates, high heat release and brittleness, are detrimental to the properties and don’t allow for enough working time. New additives are tested to modulate the reaction rates, the release of heat and modify its microstructure. Their mechanism of action is investigated in order to propose solutions.
Principal InvestigatorDr. Alberto Viani
Team3 Researchers, 1 post-doc, 1 Ph.D. student
Research areaChemically bonded ceramics, chemistry of alternative cements
Dr. Alberto Viani
Current position: Head of Laboratory of Materials analysis at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
- Traditional and chemically bonded ceramics, materials for cultural heritage conservation.
Fields of interest and expertise: Investigation of relationships microstructure-properties applying spectroscopic, synchrotron- and neutron-based techniques.
Role of MGML in the Project
MGML furnace for high temperature was used to burn at 1600 C MgO, the source raw material for the formulation of the cements studied.