Influence of lithium silicate on microstructural and mechanical properties of autoclaved silicate products

Anna Stepien


As the term „lithium nanotechnology” has become widely known, the application of lithium compounds in the construction industry has grown in popularity. The insertion of lithium silicate into silicate paste enhances the strength of the final product through the reduction of free spaces in the modified silicate structure. In consequence, the silicate paste gets denser as its macro-and microstructural properties improve, since lithium silicate has a beneficial effect both on the chemical reaction with silica and on its rate.

Słowa kluczowe: sand-lime silicate, lithium silicate, the C-S-H phase, tobermorite, XRD, SEM, compressive strength, microstructure

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