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NMR and ultrasonic investigations of porous systems

NMR and ultrasound techniques are used for the study of the physicochemical properties of porous materials. Specifically, the properties of liquids confined in micro and nano pores such as porosity, pore size distributions, freezing point depression etc, are investigated using 1H NMR alongside standard physicochemical techniques. Ultrasonic attenuation provides information of the structural properties of the porous materials and in conjunction with 1H NMR we study the hydration mechanisms of cementitious materials.

Relevant journal articles

  • Karakosta, E., Diamantopoulos, G., Katsiotis, M.S., Fardis, M., Papavassiliou, G., Pipilikaki, P., Protopapas, M., and Panagiotaras, D. (2010) In Situ Monitoring of Cement Gel Growth Dynamics. The Use of a Miniaturized Permanent Halbach Magnet for Precise 1H NMR Studies, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS) 49, 613-622.
  • Karatasios, I., Katsiotis, M. S., Likodimos, V., Kontos, A. I., Papavassiliou, G., Falaras, P., Kilikoglou, V. (2010) Photo-induced self-cleaning and carbonation of lime-TiO2 mortars, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 95, 78-86.
  • Leventis, A., Papavassiliou, G., Fardis, M., Milia, F., Chaniotakis, E., Dolinsek, J., Apih, T. (2000) 1H NMR study of the local magnetic field gradients in evoluting porous structures. An application to cement gels, J. Chem. Phys. 113, 7621- .
  • Milia, F., Fardis, M., Papavassiliou, G., Leventis, A. (1998) NMR in porous materials, Magnetic Resonance Imaging 16, 677-678.
  • Tziotziou, M., Karakosta, E., Karatasios, I., Diamantopoulos, G., Sapalidis, A., Fardis, M., Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, P., Papavassiliou, G., and Kilikoglou, V. (0) Application of 1H NMR to hydration and porosity studies of lime–pozzolan mixtures, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, in press
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