Publications

2020

Journal articles

Baduge, SK.; Mendis, P.; San Nicolas, R.; Rupasinghe, M.; Portella, J. (2020) “Aggregate-Dependent Approach to Formulate and Predict Properties of High-Strength and Very-High-Strength Concrete” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers. pp: -. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003055

Ren, J.; Guo, S-Y.; Zhao, T-J.; Chen, J-Z.; San Nicolas, R.; Zhang, L. (2020) “Constructing a novel nano-TiO2/Epoxy resin composite and its application in alkali-activated slag/fly ash pastes” Construction and Building Materials Elsevier. pp: -. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117218

Ren, J.; Zhang, L.; Nicolas, RS. (2020) “Degradation process of alkali-activated slag/fly ash and Portland cement-based pastes exposed to phosphoric acid” Construction and Building Materials Elsevier. pp: -. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117209

Soufeiani, L.; Foliente, G.; Nguyen, KTQ.; San Nicolas, R. (2020) “Corrosion protection of steel elements in façade systems – A review” Journal of Building Engineering Elsevier. pp: -. DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101759

2019

Book chapters

San Nicolas, R.; Walkley, B.; Van Deventer, J. (2019) “Portland and other cements”. Komar Kawatra, .; Young, A. (Ed.) SME Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Handbook. usa. Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. pp: 2013-2030.

Journal articles

Kristombu Baduge, S.; Mendis, P.; San Nicolas, R.; Nguyen, K.; Hajimohammadi, A. (2019) “Performance of lightweight hemp concrete with alkali-activated cenosphere binders exposed to elevated temperature” Construction and Building Materials Amsterdam, Netherlands. Elsevier BV. pp: 158-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.069

Zhou, Z.; Sofi, M.; Lumantarna, E.; San Nicolas, R.; Kusuma, GH.; Mendis, P. (2019) “Strength Development and Thermogravimetric Investigation of High-Volume Fly Ash Binders” Materials MDPI. pp: -. DOI: 10.3390/ma12203344

Conference Papers

Nguyen, KTQ.; Nicolas, RS.; Mendis, P.; Ngo, T. (2019) “Fire performance of aerated alkali activated slag for unitised facade systems” pp: 3721-3725.

2018

Journal articles

Walkley, B.; Rees, GJ.; Nicolas, RS.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Hanna, JV.; Provis, JL. (2018) “New Structural Model of Hydrous Sodium Aluminosilicate Gels and the Role of Charge-Balancing Extra-Framework AI” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C AMER CHEMICAL SOC. pp: 5673-5685. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00259

Conference Papers

Walkley, B.; Rees, G.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, J.; Hanna, J.; Provis, J. (2018) “Nanostructural development of synthetic C-(N)-A-S-H gels revealed by multinuclear MQMAS NMR” Conference to celebrate the centennial of LMC and Karen Scrivener’s 60th birthday Ecole polytechnic federal of Lausanne.

2017

Book chapters

San Nicolas, RVR.; Walkley, B.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2017) “Fly ash-based geopolymer chemistry and behavior”. Coal Combustion Products (CCPs): Characteristics, Utilization and Beneficiation. Elsevier. pp: 185-214. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100945-1.00007-1

Journal articles

Rupasinghe, M.; Nicolas, RS.; Mendis, P.; Sofi, M.; Tuan, N. (2017) “Investigation of strength and hydration characteristics in nano-silica incorporated cement paste” Cement and Concrete Composites ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 17-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.02.011

Walkley, B.; Nicolas, RS.; Sani, M-A.; Bernal, SA.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2017) “Structural evolution of synthetic alkali-activated CaO-MgO-Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2 materials is influenced by Mg content” Cement and Concrete Research PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. pp: 155-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.05.006

Conference Papers

Ren, J.; Zhang, L.; San Nicolas, R. (2017) “Degradation of alkali-activated mortars in phosphoric acid-rich solution” The Third International Conference on CHEMICALLY ACTIVATED MATERIALS University of Southern Queensland.

Walkley, B.; Provis, J.; Rees, G.; San Nicolas, R.; Hanna, J.; Van Deventer, J. (2017) “Molecular structure of alkali-activated cements as determined by solid state 27Al and 23Na MQMAS NMR” 37th Cement and Concrete Science Conference London. University College London. pp: 36-36.

2016

Journal articles

Bernal, SA.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2016) “Alkali-activated slag cements produced with a blended sodium carbonate/sodium silicate activator” Advances in Cement Research ICE PUBLISHING. pp: 262-273. DOI: 10.1680/jadcr.15.00013

Jayalath, A.; San Nicolas, R.; Sofi, M.; Shanks, R.; Ngo, T.; Aye, L.; Mendis, P. (2016) “Properties of cementitious mortar and concrete containing micro-encapsulated phase change materials” Construction and Building Materials ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 408-417. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.05.116

Tennakoon, C.; Nicolas, RS.; Sanjayan, JG.; Shayan, A. (2016) “Thermal effects of activators on the setting time and rate of workability loss of geopolymers” Ceramics International ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 19257-19268. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.09.092

Walkley, B.; San Nicolas, R.; Sani, M-A.; Gehman, JD.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2016) “Phase evolution of Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O gels in synthetic aluminosilicate binders” Dalton Transactions ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY. pp: 5521-5535. DOI: 10.1039/c5dt04878h

Walkley, B.; San Nicolas, R.; Sani, M-A.; Gehman, JD.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2016) “Synthesis of stoichiometrically controlled reactive aluminosilicate and calcium-aluminosilicate powders” Powder Technology ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. pp: 17-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.04.006

Walkley, B.; San Nicolas, R.; Sani, M-A.; Rees, GJ.; Hanna, JV.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2016) “Phase evolution of C-(N)-A-S-H/N-A-S-H gel blends investigated via alkali-activation of synthetic calcium aluminosilicate precursors” Cement and Concrete Research PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. pp: 120-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.08.010

Conference Papers

Un, CH.; Sanjayan, JG.; San Nicolas, R. (2016) “Comparison of creep behaviour of geopolymer concrete and OPC concrete” Hao, H.; Zhang, C. (Ed.) 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM) CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). pp: 437-442.

2015

Journal articles

Bernal, SA.; Provis, JL.; Myers, RJ.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Role of carbonates in the chemical evolution of sodium carbonate-activated slag binders” Materials and Structures SPRINGER. pp: 517-529. DOI: 10.1617/s11527-014-0412-6

Bernal, SA.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2015) “Water content modifies the structural development of sodium metasilicate-activated slag binders” ALCONPAT Journal ALCONPAT. pp: 29-40.

Nicolas, RS.; Provis, JL. (2015) “The Interfacial Transition Zone in Alkali-Activated Slag Mortars” Frontiers in Materials FRONTIERS MEDIA SA. pp: -. DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2015.00070

Tennakoon, C.; Sagoe-crentsil, K.; San Nicolas, R.; Sanjayan, JG. (2015) “Characteristics of Australian brown coal fly ash blended geopolymers” Construction and Building Materials ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 396-409. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.10.089

Un, CH.; Sanjayan, JG.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Predictions of long-term deflection of geopolymer concrete beams” Construction and Building Materials ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 10-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.06.030

Van Deventer, JSJ.; San Nicolas, R.; Ismail, I.; Bernal, SA.; Brice, DG.; Provis, JL. (2015) “Microstructure and durability of alkali-activated materials as key parameters for standardisation” Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials Taylor & Francis. pp: 116-128. DOI: 10.1080/21650373.2014.979265

Walkley, B.; Provis, JL.; San Nicolas, R.; Sani, M-A.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Stoichiometrically controlled C–(A)–S–H/N–A–S–H gel blends via alkali-activation of synthetic precursors” Advances in Applied Ceramics Maney Publishing. pp: 372-377. DOI: 10.1179/1743676115Y.0000000057

Conference Papers

Rupasinghe, M.; San Nicolas, R.; Mendis, P. (2015) “Modelling the Reactivity of Nano-silica in Cement Paste” 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia (CONCRETE) Concrete Institute of Australia. pp: 1457-1463.

Un, CH.; Sanjayan, JG.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Mini-beam test for assessing the creep trend of paste, mortar and concrete” Hellmich, C.; Pichler, B.; Kollegger, J. (Ed.) 10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures (CONCREEP) American Society of Civil Engineers. pp: 1350-1359. DOI: 10.1061/9780784479346.160

Un, CH.; Sanjayan, JG.; San Nicolas, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Creep behaviour of geopolymer” 10th International Conference on the Physical Properties and Application of Advanced Materials (ICPMAT) ICPMAT. pp: -.

Walkley, B.; San Nicolas, R.; Bernal, SA.; Provis, J.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “Effect of MgO incorporation on the structure of synthetic alkali-activated calcium aluminosilicate binders” 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia (CONCRETE) Concrete Institute of Australia. pp: 1026-1032.

Walkley, B.; San Nicolas, R.; Bernal, SA.; Provis, JL.; Sani, M.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2015) “The role of MgO content in the phase assemblage of alkali-activated synthetic precursors within the system CaO-MgO-Al₂O₃-SiO₂” 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) Chinese Ceramic Society. pp: -.

2014

Book chapters

Bernal, SA.; Bílek, V.; Criado, M.; Fernández-jiménez, A.; Kavalerova, E.; Krivenko, PV.; Palacios, M.; Palomo, A.; Provis, JL.; Puertas, F.; San Nicolas, R.; Shi, C.; Winnefeld, F. (2014) “Durability and testing – Degradation via mass transport”. Provis, JL.; Van Deventer, JSL. (Ed.) Alkali Activated Materials. NL. Springer Netherlands. pp: 223-276. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7672-2_9

Journal articles

Bernal, SA.; Nicolas, RS.; Myers, RJ.; Mejia De Gutierrez, R.; Puertas, F.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2014) “MgO content of slag controls phase evolution and structural changes induced by accelerated carbonation in alkali-activated binders” Cement and Concrete Research PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. pp: 33-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.12.003

Bernal, SA.; San Nicolas, R.; Provis, JL.; Mejia De Gutierrez, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2014) “Natural carbonation of aged alkali-activated slag concretes” Materials and Structures SPRINGER. pp: 693-707. DOI: 10.1617/s11527-013-0089-2

Bernal, SA.; San Nicolas, R.; Provis, JL.; Mejia De Gutierrez, R.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2014) “Natural carbonation of aged alkali-activated slag concretes” Materials and Structures SPRINGER. pp: 693-707. DOI: 10.1617/s11527-013-0089-2

Gordon, LE.; San Nicolas, R.; Provis, JL. (2014) “Chemical characterisation of metakaolin and fly ash based geopolymers during exposure to solvents used in carbon capture” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 255-266. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.06.005

Ismail, I.; Bernal, SA.; Provis, JL.; Nicolas, RS.; Hamdan, S.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2014) “Modification of phase evolution in alkali-activated blast furnace slag by the incorporation of fly ash” Cement and Concrete Composites ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 125-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2013.09.006

Kashani, A.; San Nicolas, R.; Qiao, GG.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2014) “Modelling the yield stress of ternary cement-slag-fly ash pastes based on particle size distribution” Powder Technology ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. pp: 203-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.041

Nicolas, RS.; Cyr, M.; Escadeillas, G. (2014) “Performance-based approach to durability of concrete containing flash-calcined metakaolin as cement replacement” Construction and Building Materials ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 313-322. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.01.063

San Nicolas, R.; Bernal, SA.; De Gutierrez, RM.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. (2014) “Distinctive microstructural features of aged sodium silicate-activated slag concretes” Cement and Concrete Research PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. pp: 41-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.07.008

Conference Papers

San Nicolas, R.; Un, CH. (2014) “Investigation of long term behaviour of composite geopolymer concrete beams under sustained loads” 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23) Scientech.

Van Deventer, JSJ.; San Nicolas, RVR.; Ismail, I.; Bernal-lopez, SA.; Brice, DG.; Provis, JL. (2014) “IMPLICATION OF MICROSTRUCTURE AND DURABILITY MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALKALI-ACTIVATED CONCRETES” Shi, C.; Shen, X. (Ed.) 2nd International Conference on Advances in Chemically-Activated Materials (CAM-China) R I L E M PUBLICATIONS. pp: 47-58.

2013

Journal articles

Bernal, SA.; Provis, JL.; Walkley, B.; Nicolas, RS.; Gehman, JD.; Brice, DG.; Kilcullen, AR.; Duxson, P.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2013) “Gel nanostructure in alkali-activated binders based on slag and fly ash, and effects of accelerated carbonation” Cement and Concrete Research PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. pp: 127-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.06.007

Ismail, I.; Bernal, SA.; Provis, JL.; Nicolas, RS.; Brice, DG.; Kilcullen, AR.; Hamdan, S.; Van Deventer, JSJ. (2013) “Influence of fly ash on the water and chloride permeability of alkali-activated slag mortars and concretes” Construction and Building Materials ELSEVIER SCI LTD. pp: 1187-1201. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.07.106

Myers, RJ.; Bernal, SA.; San Nicolas, R.; Provis, JL. (2013) “Generalized Structural Description of Calcium-Sodium Aluminosilicate Hydrate Gels: The Cross-Linked Substituted Tobermorite Model” Langmuir AMER CHEMICAL SOC. pp: 5294-5306. DOI: 10.1021/la4000473

San Nicolas, R.; Cyr, M.; Escadeillas, G. (2013) “Characteristics and applications of flash metakaolins” Applied Clay Science ELSEVIER. pp: 253-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2013.08.036

2011

Conference Papers

Larreur-cayol, S.; Bertron, A.; San Nicolas, R.; Escadeillas, G. (2011) “Durability of different binders in synthetic agricultural effluents” 7th International Symposium on Cement Based Materials for a Sustainable Agriculture irda.

2010

Conference Papers

San Nicolas, R.; Cyr, M.; Escadeillas, G. (2010) “Performance-based approach for durability of concrete containing flash metakaolin as cement replacement” pp: 591-599.