Marie Skłodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher (Project 4) in MSCA ERICA "Engineered Calcium-Silic...
A PhD funded by the MSC European training network ERICA (GA n° 764691) is available at Universita Di Bologna, Italy (UNIBO).
The purpose of the PhD (Project 4) is the1H NMR characterisation of first sorption cycle. The objectives are: (i) to understand the temporal dependence of the porosity in hydrates of different oxide composition as the relative humidity, (RH), is cycled quickly (hours) and slowly (months) around full and partial drying / wetting cycles; (ii) to understand the effects of absolute RH achieved, time at RH and temperature; (iii) to quantify the reversible and irreversible changes that occur and the severity of drying required for “structural relaxation” and (iv) to correlate results with NMR porosity and other analyses.
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