Dataset for "Phase formation behaviour in alkali activation of clay mixtures"

Chemical characterisation data describing the precursors and cured products formed when reacting mixtures of clay minerals (kaolinite, montmorillonite and illite) with sodium hydroxide solution.

alkali activation, clay, kaolinite, montmorillonite, illite, geopolymer
Civil engineering and built environment
Materials sciences

Cite this dataset as:
Marsh, A., 2019. Dataset for "Phase formation behaviour in alkali activation of clay mixtures". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Chemical characterisation data accompanying the article "Phase formation behaviour in alkali activation of clay mixtures"


Alastair Marsh
University of Bath


Andrew Heath
University of Bath

Pascaline Patureau
University of Bath

Mark Evernden
University of Bath

Peter Walker
University of Bath

University of Bath
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Collection date(s):

From 1 May 2017 to 1 June 2018


Technical details and requirements:

For XRD data (Figs. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6): Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) analysis was done to identify phases with a Bruker D8 Advance instrument using monochromatic CuKalpha1 L3 (λ = 1.540598 Å) X-radiation and a Vantec superspeed detector. A step size of 0.016⁰(2θ) and step duration of 0.3 seconds were used. Phase identification was done using Bruker EVA software. Patterns were corrected for sample height shift by calibrating to the most intense quartz reflection (101) at 26.6 °(2θ). For FTIR data (Figs. 6, 10, 11, 12, 13) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) was done to characterise molecular bonding, using a Perkin-Elmer Frontier with a diamond Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) head. Spectra were collected over a range of 4000-600 cm-1 using a resolution of 4cm-1 and 5 scans per spectrum. Corrections were made for ATR and background using Perkin-Elmer Spectrum software.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (DBE)

Publication details

Publication date: 17 April 2019
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Marsh, A., Heath, A., Patureau, P., Evernden, M., and Walker, P., 2019. Phase formation behaviour in alkali activation of clay mixtures. Applied Clay Science, 175, 10-21. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Alastair Marsh


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

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Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (CICM)
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)