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Impedance Spectroscopy Of Chemically Enhanced Clays Used For Adobe Construction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040251

Volume

76

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

330 kb

Author(s)

J. Pineda-Piñón, A. Manzano-Ramírez, E. Prokhorov, E. Morales-Sánchez & J. González-Hernández

Abstract

Sun-dried clay or mud bricks were one of the first building materials used by man. The main advantages of these materials are: their availability in dry regions, their low cost and their remarkable insulating properties. However, compared to other materials, the physical properties such as compressive strength and water absorption are very low and very high, respectively. The aim of this work is to develop high performance clay composition with the highest compressive strength and the lowest water absorption using chemically enhanced clay mixtures, which can find applications in the building industry. In the present work the impedance spectroscopy technique is used to study the development of both high com

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