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Title: Optical microscopy analysis of mortars from Tagus River 16th and 17th century fortifications
Authors: Guerreiro, T.
Santos Silva, A.
Adriano, P.
Candeias, A.
Mirão, J.
Keywords: optical microscopy
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: LASPM
Citation: T. Guerreiro, A. Santos Silva, P Adriano A.E. Candeias, J. Mirao (2008) “Optical microscopy analysis of mortars from Tagus River 16th and 17th century fortifications”, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14 (S3), 77-80
Abstract: Mortars are common and essential elements of masonry historical buildings [1] and are composed by a binder, aggregates and eventually, some additives. The binder provides consistency to this composite material, and until the emergence of Portland cement in the 19th century, lime was the main binder used. The aggregates are normally sand or rock fragments with variable sizes. The whole set is morphologically very similar to a sedimentary clastic rock with carbonate cementing. Following an old tradition of microscope use in this kind of rocks, it is not surprising the application of optical microscopy to mortars [2] as also happened with concrete.
Type: article
Appears in Collections:CGE - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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