Creating biomimetic microstructures in cement: A preliminary study

T.D. Dyer, R.K. Dhir

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Construction : ultimate concrete opportunities
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings 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
    EditorsRavindra K. Dhir, M.D. Newlands, L.J. Csetenyi
    PublisherThomas Telford
    Pages77-85
    Number of pages9
    Volume8
    ISBN (Print)0727734083
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities' - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Jul 20057 Jul 2005

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    Conference2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities'
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityDundee
    Period5/07/057/07/05

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    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.