@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003273,
	  title     = {Characteristics of Nanosilica-Geopolymer Nanocomposites and Mixing Effect},
	  author    = {H. Assaedi and  F. U. A. Shaikh and  I. M. Low},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper presents the effects of mixing procedures
on mechanical properties of flyash-based geopolymer matrices
containing nanosilica (NS) at 0.5%, 1.0%, 2.0%, and 3.0% by weight.
Comparison is made with conventional mechanical dry-mixing of NS
with flyash and wet-mixing of NS in alkaline solutions. Physical and
mechanical properties are investigated using X-Ray Diffraction
(XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Results show that
generally the addition of NS particles enhanced the microstructure
and improved flexural and compressive strengths of geopolymer
nanocomposites. However, samples, prepared using dry-mixing
approach, demonstrate better physical and mechanical properties
comparing to wet-mixing samples.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {12},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {1471 - 1478},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003273},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/108},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 108, 2015},