1st Edition

Nanotechnology in Construction Materials
Developments in Cement-based Systems

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ISBN 9781138196315
July 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 8 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Calcium silicate hydrate, as the principal component of the hydration of Portland cement, has been the topic of intensive research over the past several years. An understanding of the nature of this hydration product at the nanoscale is essential for the strategic modification of conventional cement-based systems and the development of new materials with enhanced properties. This book will explore this topic and how to enhance concrete functionalities utilizing nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

Nanotechnology in Construction: An Introduction. Cement-System: Production, Performance and Future Trends. Nanomaterials in Construction Industry: Fundamentals, Design and Manufacturing. Physical-Chemical Processes in the Nanoscale, Emerging Applications, Future Possibilities.

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Dr. Elena Cerro-Prada received her PhD in Physics from the Autonoma University of Madrid. She lectured at the University of Birmingham, UK, and worked at CERN within the Nobel Laureate Carlo Rubia, among other research and academic positions. Dr Cerro-Prada currently serves as Professor and Head of the Physics Department at the Technical University of Madrid. Dr. Cerro-Prada has contributed greatly to the understanding of cementitious materials microstructure by applications of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. She is currently involved in the development of cement-based materials with photocatalytic properties as long as agent-based cementitious material modeling.