Study of the interaction between carbon nanotubes and hydrated calcium silicates using calculations of first principles

Project Details


"the continuous search for new technologies aimed at improving concrete as a construction material, has led researchers to identify the use of carbon nanotubes, as an alternative to increase performance in physical, chemical and mechanical properties in concrete, its incorporation into the cement matrix has proven to be a good alternative to achieve important modifications in the microstructure, which in turn provides more resistant, less porous and more durable concrete. "


"to evaluate the interaction between carbon nanotubes and calcium silicates using the density functional theory, with the purpose of achieving a better understanding of the effects of the presence of these carbon allotropes as cement reinforcing material."

Expected results

"the density functional theory will give us a better understanding of the variations that concrete receives due to the inclusion of carbon nanotubes within its matrix. determine the electronic and mechanical properties of the composite (carbon nanotubes and silicates). hydrated calcium), will help explain the different phenomena that occur within the matrix "
Effective start/end date16/01/1830/01/19


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