Tricalcium silicate (Monoclinic crystal system)

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Tricalcium silicate (Monoclinic crystal system)

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Tricalcium silicate is the major constituent of cement clinker. Tricalcium silicate is formulated as 3CaO·SiO2 (C3S). C3S mineral in Portland cement is responsible for setting and development of "early" strength. Ca/Si = 3. Lattice parameters of monoclinic tricalcium silicate crystal were taken from X-ray diffraction data of Mumme, W. G. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie 1995, 4, 145-160.


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