Assay methods for hydratable cementitious compositions
Myers, D., Jachimowicz, F., Blanchard, JD., Berke, NS., Cheung, JH., Sandberg, PJ., Serafin, FG., & Coveney, PV. (2004). Assay methods for hydratable cementitious compositions. (U.S. Patent No. 6816791). http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6816791
A novel methodology for rapid, cost-efficient discovery, identification, or improvement of additives and/or admixtures for hydratable cementitious compositions. Multiple formulations comprising hydratable cementitious compositions are deposited into a plurality of receptacles. A first assay output is obtained, such as through x-ray diffraction, which is then correlated to provide a second assay output value corresponding to physical or chemical properties of the cementitious compositions.