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Special Issue "Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies in Building Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 245

Special Issue Editor

Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: nanoindentation; micromechanics; cement and concrete composites; fly-ash; alkali-activated materials; novel metallic micro-structures; thin films; materials characterization; multi-scale modeling; durability of concrete; nanotechnology of concrete
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of nanotechnologies in recent years has influenced the sphere of building materials on a large scale. Characterization of small volumes of material using techniques, such as SEM, FIB, AFM, micro-CT, NMR, nanoindentation and others, enabled the acquisition of unique data on the microstructure of composite building materials and opened the way to modify these materials, improve their properties, and quantify new properties. Advances have been made in the use of nanomaterials in fresh blends to change their viscosity and processability. Nanoparticles serve as reinforcements, densifiers, or hydration modifiers in the microstructure of composites and work to improve the resulting elastic, strength, fracture, thermal, or electrical properties of the composites. Nanomaterials are used as strengthening or repair materials, corrosion inhibitors and coatings. Active surfaces (self-cleaning, hydrophobic, or icephobic) were prepared by applying nanomaterials to building materials. The field of application of nanotechnologies in building materials is already very wide.

The Special Issue will gather contributions that describe new approaches and the latest achievements and advances in the application of nanotechnologies, advances in the characterization of material nanolevel, or nanomodifications of building materials. Bulk, surface, fresh mixture, or hardened state applications are of interest. The Special Issue welcomes research articles and reviews on relevant topics. It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Jiří Němeček
Guest Editor

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  • building composites
  • nanotechnology
  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructures
  • nanomaterials
  • microstructure modifications
  • microstructure characterization

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