Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 349, Issue 1–3, pp 243–245 | Cite as

The microstructure of high-strength mortars and concretes

  • Katrin Rübner
  • Carsten Schmidt
Short Communications


The influence of microsilica on the microstructure and compressive strength of mortars and concretes prepared with different contents of microsilica and plasticizer, several types of cement and water/cement ratios ranging from 0.28 to 0.55 has been studied. The use of an efficient system of cementmicrosilica-plasticizer-water for the production of mortars and concretes leads to a homogenization of the material structure which causes high strength values.


Microstructure Physical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Compressive Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrin Rübner
    • 1
  • Carsten Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)BerlinGermany

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