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Special Issue "Geopolymers: Recent Research and Future Prospect"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 187

Special Issue Editor

Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli, 81031 Aversa, Italy
Interests: geopolymers; polymers; functional materials; sustainable materials; life cycle assessment (LCA); additive manufacturing; mechanical properties; chemical-physical characterizations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geopolymers are amorphous ceramic materials obtained from the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates, including those derived from wastes. They can help to reduce the energy consumption during production, the emission of greenhouse gases, and the environmental impacts if compared to ordinary Portland cement-based materials. The application fields of geopolymers can be divided into two main categories: those with conventional physical and mechanical properties, and those for functional and advanced applications.

Geopolymers belonging to the first category can find applications in building, construction, repair, restoring, marine construction, pavement base materials, 3D printing, fire-resistant and high-temperature materials, and thermal and acoustic insulation. Special applications include the immobilization of heavy metal pollution, pH regulator materials, catalysts, conductive materials for moisture sensor applications, and thermal storage.

Functional applications, such as in fire prevention, isolation, heat preservation, and adsorption of harmful ions, can be used for buildings in special fields. These range from such examples as fire prevention buildings, insulation walls, biomaterials, and nuclear power plants.

We are pleased to invite expert submissions in the field of geopolymers for inclusion in this Special Issue.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Polymers.

Dr. Laura Ricciotti
Guest Editor

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  • geopolymer
  • alkali activated materials
  • sustainable materials
  • composite
  • hybrid
  • art and design
  • restoration
  • biomaterials
  • foamed materials
  • additive manufacturing

Published Papers

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