This paper discusses simulation of speckle-field dynamics during coherent light scattering by a cement surface in the process of hydration. Cement particles are represented by the spheres whose sizes and reflection indices are changing during the hydration process. The study of intensity fluctuations of scattered coherent radiation is a suitable technique for the analysis of both fast and slow processes of mineral binder hydration and formation of polycrystalline structures in the process of hardening. The results of simulation are in good agreement with the experimental data.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012
M. P. Gorsky, P. P. Maksimyak, and A. P. Maksimyak, "Laser-radiation scattering by cement in the process of hydration: simulation of the dynamics and experiment," Appl. Opt. 51, C208-C214 (2012)