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Modern developments related to nanotechnology and nanoengineering of concrete

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This paper reports on modern developments related to nanotechnology of cement and concrete. Recent advances in instrumentation and design of advanced nano-composite materials is discussed. New technological directions and historical milestones in nanoengineering and nanomodification of cement-based materials are presented. It is concluded that there is a strong potential of nanotechnology to improve the performance of cement-based materials.

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Sobolev, K. Modern developments related to nanotechnology and nanoengineering of concrete. Front. Struct. Civ. Eng. 10, 131–141 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11709-016-0343-0

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Keywords

  • nanotechnology
  • cement
  • concrete
  • nanoparticle
  • nano-composite
  • nanomodification
  • carbon nanotubes
  • C-S-H gel
  • photocatalyst