Application of nanotechnology in construction materials
University of Paisley, Advanced Concrete and Masonary Centre (ACMC), Paisley PA1 2BE, United Kingdom
Fundamental understanding at the micro/nano-scale of the behaviour of construction materials and their interaction with the environment are required to better explain/control properties and degradation processes. Such information is also vital in the engineering and design of novel construction materials with specific performance characteristics in mind. Advances in the field of nanotechnology have increasingly offered tools to study and control the fundamental building blocks (i.e. atoms, molecules and nanostructures) of many materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites, etc.), and thus could provide a systematic and cost effective means to develop superior construction materials.
Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium G, by Wenzhong Zhu
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005
Submitted: 2005-05-31 07:38 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44