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A new generation of construction materials: Carbon nanotubes incorporated to concrete and polymeric matrix



Title: A new generation of construction materials: Carbon nanotubes incorporated to concrete and polymeric matrix
Author(s): Javier Grávalos, Juan Manuel Mieres, Santiago González
Paper category : conference
Book title: NICOM 2: 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction
Editor(s): Y. de Miguel, A. Porro and P.J.M. Bartos
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-87-X
e-ISBN: 2912143888
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 215 - 221
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: Due to their exceptional mechanical, physical, thermal and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes have a great potential in materials sciences are being part of many technical papers and are turning into reality in some commercial products. NECSO Entrecanales Cubiertas, at the head of innovation in construction, is developing this nanotechnological project to study new possibilities in construction.
The difficulty to incorporate carbon nanotubes to create new materials with improved properties is to achieve a good dispersion in the matrix. This project studies the effects of the variables which can affect the dispersion, to decide the best way to fabricate a new generation of materials.
A Tests Program is drawn up, to measure mechanical and physical properties of carbon nanotubes composites
At the end of the project will be available a complete study of the factors that have to be used to achieve the better properties. This is needed to create high-performance materials to be part of materials in construction.


Online publication: 2005-11-17
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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