SAXS and TEM investigations of bentonite structure

Michal Matusewicz, V. Liljeström, Arto Muurinen, Ritva Serimaa

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    A preliminary investigation of bentonite structure using Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is presented. Three types of clay were used: unchanged MX-80 bentonite and purified clays with sodium or calcium ions. Quantitative information in nanoscale – basal spacing, mean crystallite size - was obtained from SAXS, which was complemented by TEM to give qualitative information from micron to nanometre scale.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClay characterisation from nanoscopic to microscopic resolution
    Subtitle of host publicationNEA CLAY CLUB Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherOECD NEA Nuclear Energy Agency
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventNEA Clay Club Workshop - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Duration: 6 Sep 20118 Sep 2011


    ConferenceNEA Clay Club Workshop


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