Statistical Analysis of Backscattered Electron Image of Hydrated Cement Paste
Backscattered electron (BSE) imaging has been widely used to investigate the microstructure of cement-based materials, and it has shown specific advantages in determining the fractions and distribution of individual phases. The lower and upper grey level thresholds for the investigated phases need to be determined as the key references for BSE image analysis. However, the traditional determination of the grey level thresholds for phases is quite arbitrary. A novel method is proposed to analyse BSE images of cement-based materials using statistical analysis, avoiding the subjective choice of grey level thresholds.
C. Hu and H. Ma, "Statistical Analysis of Backscattered Electron Image of Hydrated Cement Paste," Advances in Cement Research, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 469-474, Thomas Telford Services Ltd, Jul 2016.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jadcr.16.00002
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Backscattering; Cements; Electron Microscopy; Electron Scattering; Microstructure; Statistical Methods; Backscattered Electron Images; Backscattered Electron Imaging; Cement Based Material; Concrete Components; Grey Levels; Hydrated Cement Pastes; Image Analysis
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