Concrete Science Research Brief: Gaining Strength by Splitting Water

February 1, 2012

Besides giving a more refined description of the C‑S‑H gel atomic structure, we have demonstrated that water speciation has a great effect on the strength properties of C‑S‑H nanoparticles. It is important to note that controlling the speciation of water within the C-S-H model through the Ca/Si ratio and temperature, provides a new degree of freedom from which one can master/improve the strength of the solid C‑S‑H phase. MORE