3 Results and discussions
3.1 Water absorption
These mortars are completely immersed in water to evaluate their water-absorption capacity. The average water absorptions of the blended mortars compared to CMs are presented in Figure 3.
It can be suggested that prolonged curing, increasing the age and percentages of nG, can lead to a reduction in permeable voids. This is due to the high action and activation effects of nG. Another result is that the interfacial transition zone in mortars is enhanced due to the high reactivity, as well as to the activation effect of the nG. This result partially...