Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (8): 884-890.doi: 10.15541/jim20160582

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Synthesis and Rheological Property of Calcium Aluminate Cement Containing MgAl2O4 Spinel

Yun-Fei FU, Bo-Quan ZHU, Xiang-Cheng LI(), Ping-An CHEN   

  1. The State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081, China
  • Received:2016-10-21 Online:2017-08-15 Published:2017-07-19
  • About author:FU Yun-Fei(1991–), male, candidate of master degree. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (51374162)


Calcium aluminate cements with different MgAl2O4 spinel (CMA) contents and particle sizes were synthesized. The results revealed that when the synthesis temperature was raised from 1400℃ to 1500℃, the particle size of MgAl2O4 (MA) increased from 5 μm to 15 μm. The MA particles appeared in clusters and were distributed around the CaAl2O4/CaAl4O7 (CA/CA2) particles for CMA synthesized at 1400℃, while MA particles were inserted in the CA/CA2 particles for CMA synthesized at 1500℃. At the same time, the setting time lengthened and the viscosity decreased with the increase in MA content and particle size for CMA. The corresponding minimum values of storage modulus and flow point were 0.15 MPa and 4.44%, respectively. It is believed that the higher content of the MA phase and the larger particle size of CA/CA2 particles in CMA cement can result in a weak flocculation structure in hydrates.

Key words: calcium aluminate cement, MgAl2O4 spinel, synthesis, rheological properties

CLC Number: 

  • TQ147