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    Cathodoluminescence microscopy and petrographic image analysis of aggregates in concrete pavements affected by alkali-silica reaction
    Leichmann, Jaromír
    Pertold, Zdeněk
    Přikryl, Richard
    Šachlová, Šárka
    Šťastná, Aneta
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Materials Characterization
    Roč. 65, č. MARCH
Thesaurus term
    Cathodoluminescence miscroscopy
    petrographic image analysis
Abstract (in english)
   Various microscopic techniques (cathodoluminescence, polarizing and electron microscopy) were combined with image analysis with the aim to determine a) the modal composition and degradation features within concrete, and b) the petrographic characteristics and the geological types (rocks, and their provenance) of the aggregates. Concrete samples were taken from five different portions of Highway Nos. D1, D11, and DS (the Czech Republic). Coarse and fine aggregates were found to be primarily composed of volcanic, plutonic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, as well as of quartz and feldspar aggregates of variable origins. The alkali-silica reaction was observed to be the main degradation mechanism, based upon the presence of microcracks and alkali-silica gels in the concrete. Use of cathodoluminescence enabled the identification of the source materials of the quartz aggregates, based upon their CL characteristics (i.e., color, intensity, microfractures, deformation, and zoning), which is
    difficult to distinguish only employing polarizing and electron microscopy.
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    UK, PřF
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    27. 4. 2014