alite


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alite

[′ā‚līt]
(materials)
A constituent of portland cement clinker consisting mostly of calcium silicate.

alite

A principal constituent of portland-cement clinker; primarily tricalcium silicate, but includes small amounts of magnesium oxide, aluminum oxide, ferric oxide, and other oxides.
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The lower combustion temperature requirements come from the absence of alite, which requires higher burning temperatures.
These are essential to the formation of the liquid phase in the calcining process since they melt at lower temperatures; the liquid from the melted aluminates hold the solid belite particles as they are slowly converted to the more reactive alite. The calcium aluminate is as soluble as the C3S and it reacts rapidly to form a mineral called hydrogarnet.
Minerals with strong cleavage planes, such as alite, calcite, and gypsum all are susceptible to preferred orientation.
Another guy he meets is John Alite, known as 'The Sheriff', who grew up in Queens, New York.
PC is a heterogeneous mixture of five mineral phases: 50-70% alite ([C.sub.3]S), 20-30% belite ([C.sub.2]S), 5-12% alluminate ([C.sub.3]A), 5-12% ferrite ([C.sub.4]AF) and 2% gypsum.
The main constituent of Portland cements is clinker, which itself is composed of 40-80 wt.% tricalcium silicate 3CaO x Si[O.sub.2] (alite, [C.sub.3]S), 10-50 wt.% dicalcium silicate 2CaO x Si[O.sub.2] (belite, [C.sub.2]S), 0-15 wt.% tricalcium aluminate 3CaO x [Al.sub.2][O.sub.2] (aluminate, [C.sub.3]A), and 0-20 wt.% tetracalcium aluminoferrite 4CaO-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3]-Si[O.sub.2] (ferrite, [C.sub.4]AF) [2].
The chemical reaction between the fine particle cement and quick setting agent dramatically increases the particle concentration and viscosity of the mixture after mixing due to the generation of ettringite (hydrated calcium aluminum sulfate hydroxide), thaumasite, and alite (tricalcium silicate).
After the induction period, the crystallisation of calcium hydrate and accelerated hydration of alite results in a considerable growth of viscosity of the paste.
Le pere presume d'un jeune homme qui revendiquait son droit a la filiation a saisi la HAICA de l'affaire , contestant les conditions du tournage par l'equipe de l'emission, et invoquant sa maladie , il etait alite et peu informe sur le sujet du reportage fait par l'equipe de television.
ex., un patient qui reste alite une partie de la journee peut ressentir moins de douleur, mais est moins implique dans sa vie familiale et sociale).
Des photos du militant le montrant alite a l'hopital, le visage meurtri, ont circule sur les reseaux sociaux et des activistes l'ont presente comme le nouveau Khaled Said, battu et tue par la police en 2010, et devenu depuis un symbole de la lutte contre les brutalites policieres.