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Review Article

Scanning Microscopy Techniques as an Assessment Tool of Materials and Interventions for the Protection of Built Cultural Heritage

Figure 17

TEM results of Hagia Sophia mortars: (a) amorphous C-S-H gel formation developed between crystalline phases of calcite and the dispersed ceramic fragments and quartz crystals in a mortar sample from Hagia Sophia, magnification: ×22,000; (b) the C-S-H gel presents a sheet structure, while in certain areas (lower left of image) quasi-crystalline phases are discerned, in the dome rib mortar sample from Hagia Sophia, magnification: ×42,000.
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