The biomineralisation processes of many organisms produce microstructures which are highly efficient in providing their required function. In recent years a large amount of research has been carried out to investigate ways in which similar artificial microstructures can be created in various engineering and medical applications. This paper describes preliminary research carried out at the University of Dundee into the use of bi-continuous microemulsions as a means of directing the formation of cement microstructure as it sets and hardens.
|Title of host publication||Global Construction : ultimate concrete opportunities|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005. Vol. 8 Applications of nanotechnology in concrete design|
|Editors||Ravindra K. Dhir, M.D. Newlands, L.J. Csetenyi|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities' - Dundee, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Jul 2005 → 7 Jul 2005
|Conference||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities'|
|Period||5/07/05 → 7/07/05|
Dyer, T. D., & Dhir, R. K. (2005). Creating biomimetic microstructures in cement: A preliminary study. In R. K. Dhir, M. D. Newlands, & L. J. Csetenyi (Eds.), Global Construction : ultimate concrete opportunities: proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005. Vol. 8 Applications of nanotechnology in concrete design (Vol. 8, pp. 77-85). Thomas Telford.