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  • 1 Institute of Geonics AS CR, Studentská 1768, 708 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • | 2 Nanotechnology Centre, Technical University of Ostrava, 17. Listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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The definition as well as prediction of rock thermal behavior seems to be a quite difficult problem significantly effected by rock composition and structure. Temperature increase causes various changes of rock material (such as decomposition, oxidation, phase and polymorphic transformation, etc.). These changes are connected to thermal expansion with following appearance of tensions and cracks in minerals and rock structure. After consequential temperature decrease, developed tensions and cracks still influence the process. This study presents the application of thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis and thermomechanical analysis in characterization of selected marble thermal behavior. The texture and morphological orientation of calcite grains for marble samples was determined by optical microscopy. FTIR spectroscopy application along with X-ray diffraction (XRD) extended data about mineralogical composition. According to optical microscopy, the calcite grains show marked morphological anisotropy in one direction for some samples. Therefore, the thermal expansion had to be measured in three different (perpendicular to each other) directions. It is evident, that the effect of temperature on the final marble properties depends not only on mineralogical composition, but also on structure, texture and morphological orientation of grains. All these facts significantly influence the interpretation of differences in various marble thermal behavior.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)