By Richard H. Bennett, Matthew H. Hulbert (auth.)
Plan of assessment This overview of clay microstructure is aimed toward the various workforce of pros who proportion an curiosity within the homes of fine-grained minerals in sediments. over the last a number of many years, contributors of this staff have integrated geologists, soil scientists, soil engineers, engineering geologists, and ceramics scientists. extra lately, it has incorporated major numbers of marine geologists and different engineers. all of the disciplines has built specific innovations for investigating homes of clay sediments that experience confirmed to be fruitful in answering questions of valuable curiosity. wisdom of clay microstructure-the textile of a sediment and the physico chemical interactions among its components-is primary to a lot of these disciplines (Mitchell 1956; Lambe 1958a; Foster and De 1971). Clay textile refers back to the spatial distribution, orientations, and particle-to-particle kinfolk of the forged debris (generally these below three. nine /Lm in measurement) of sediment. Physico-chemical interac tions are expressions of the forces among the debris. during this assessment, we hint the old improvement of less than status clay microstructure through discussing key medical papers released sooner than 1986 on physico-chemical interactions in high quality grained sediments and on clay cloth. because the improvement follows an tricky course, the present view of clay microstructure is summarized. This precis features a dialogue of the current kingdom of data, the observations made thus far, and the evidence which are now established.
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Gouy (1909) and Chapman (1913) proposed independently that the counter-ions are not held rigidly at a fixed distance from the particle surface, as Helmholtz had suggested, but they diffuse from the surface as a result of collisions with solvent molecules. Stern (1924) synthesized the modern picture of charged particles in contact with a solvent; he combined the Helmholtz and the Gouy-Chapman models. Stern suggested that some counter-ions are held firmly at a fixed distance, close to the surface (the inner double layer), and others are held more loosely at a distance from the surface determined by the balance between electrostatic forces and the effects of thermal agitation (the outer double layer).
W lID w U Z < .... V) Q ........ 1) for two-particle interaction in solutions of various concentrations of electrolyte (redrawn from Lambe 1953). 01 to 100 mM for curves 1 through 6. 38 Clay Microstructure the volume of the adsorbed cation be considered. Rosenqvist suggested also that the dispersant sodium polyphosphate increases particle repulsion by increasing the zeta potential through the adsorption of the polyphosphate anion rather than by increasing the thickness of the adsorbed water layer, as was posited by Lambe.
2. Dispersed clay particles are distributed more uniformly throughout a given volume than are particles in a flocculated clay. 3. For a given increment of stress, the shifting of particles relative to one another is greater in a flocculated clay than in a dispersed clay. Fabric studies by Mitchell (1956) of undisturbed and remolded clays revealed that silt particles are not in contact with each other in either a remolded or undisturbed state. m. Remolding tends to homogenize the sample, rendering the clay less variable.
Clay Microstructure by Richard H. Bennett, Matthew H. Hulbert (auth.)