Microstructure and Water Absorption of Ancient Concrete from Pompeii: An Integrated Synchrotron Microtomography and Neutron Radiography Characterization

27 May 2020Ke XuAnton S. TremsinJiaqi LiDaniela M. UshizimaCatherine A. DavyAmine BouterfYing Tsun SuMilena MarroccoliAnna Maria MauroMassimo OsannaAntonio TelescaPaulo J. M. Monteiro

There is renewed interest in using advanced techniques to characterize ancient Roman concrete. In the present work, samples were drilled from the "Hospitium" in Pompeii and were analyzed by synchrotron microtomography (uCT) and neutron radiography to study how the microstructure, including the presence of induced cracks, affects their water adsorption... (read more)

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