Carbon nanotubes and their application in the construction industry

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Conference1st International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction: 22 June 2003, Paisley, Scotland
Pages331341; # of pages: 11
AbstractCarbon nanotubes (CNT) are the subject of one of the most important areas of research in nanotechnology. Their unique properties and potential for valuable commercial applications ranging from electronics to chemical process control have meant that an enormous amount of effort has been undertaken on the investigation of nanotubes in the last five years. Despite this high level of research activity, very little attention has been paid to potential applications in the construction industry. This paper seeks to bridge the gap between CNT and construction materials research. It describes carbon nanotubes, including their structure, how they are produced and their properties. Potential applications, both in general and specifically for the construction industry, are presented. The paper concludes by giving the results of initial research at the National Research Council's Institute for Research in Construction on carbon nanotube/cement composites.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46618
NPARC number20386095
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