alkali-silica reaction

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2019

Simulating the formation of ASR gels, solar cells work better with caffeine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 1, 2019.

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Preventing ASR in nuclear reactor radiation shielding concrete

By Lisa McDonald / November 27, 2018

Polish researchers tested five high-density aggregate possibilities for nuclear power plant construction and found the aggregates with microcrystalline quartz were susceptible to alkali-silica reactions.

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Chemical reaction weakening concrete bridges

By / August 27, 2009

The Houston Chronicle reports that the insides of some bridges and other concrete structures in the state, and elsewhere in the region, are turning to gel, and the culprit is alkali-silica reaction. Depending on the amount of moisture that seeps into the concrete, the gel can grow and cause the concrete to expand, crack and…

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