An Introduction to High Performance Graphene Concrete
Keywords:graphene oxide, nanomaterial, high performance concrete
Developments in nanomaterial technology have generated a strong research interest in the construction industry aiming at enhancing the properties of concrete. Many studies have explored the use of engineered nanomaterial such as nano-silica, carbon nanotubes (CNT) and nanofibers in cementitious composites. Recently, nanomaterial studies have focused on Graphene and Graphene Oxide (GO). Graphene is the single atomic layer thick two-dimensional form of graphite and GO is the oxidized form of graphene which is synthesized by oxidation of graphite. Investigations have demonstrated that the use of GO in cementitious composites can enhance their performance. This paper outlines the development of a high-performance graphene-based concrete. Moreover, the paper presents a brief review of previous studies conducted on GO induced cementitious composites and remarkable performance enhancement enabled by GO. The findings of this study contribute towards establishing how GO can be adopted as a nanomaterial additive for concrete.
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