Calcium aluminates

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Calcium aluminates phase diagram.

Calcium aluminates are a range of minerals[1] obtained by heating calcium oxide and aluminium oxide together at high temperatures. They are encountered in the manufacture of refractories and cements.

The stable phases shown in the phase diagram (formed at atmospheric pressure under an atmosphere of normal humidity) are:

In addition, other phases include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor H.F.W (1990) Cement Chemistry, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-683900-X, pp 34-38.
  2. ^ Taylor H.F.W (1990) Cement Chemistry, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-683900-X, p. 28, 29.