Marie Skłodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher (Project 5) in MSCA ERICA "Engineered Calcium-Silic...

University of Surrey
September 13 2017
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Full Time
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A PhD funded by the MSC European training network ERICA (GA n° 764691) is available at University of Surrey, UK (USurrey).

The purpose of the PhD (Project 5) is the Localised NMR measurements of sorption to separate spatio-temporal effects. The objective is to explain previously inexplicable and contradictory features of sorption in cement hydrates that show deviations from the t0.5 dependence expected from pure diffusion / capillary action control. The project starts from the premise that water sorption hysteresis arises from both “conventional” concepts of pore blocking (“ink-bottle effect”) and also from “new effects” associated with the reversible and irreversible changes in nano porosity. These processes will be separated by careful measurement of porosity evolution around water drying and wetting fronts passing a fixed depth in a sample using GARField MRI (spatial resolution 10-50 microns).

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