Cement grains with surface-synthesized carbon nanofibres: Mechanical properties and nanostructure

Petr Hlavacek, Vit Smilauer, Pavel Padevet, Larisa Nasibulina, Albert G. Nasibulin

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The carbon nanotubes were synthetized directly on the surface of Portland cement particles. Mixing this new carbon/cement material with ordinary cement creates a modified cementitious substance, where carbon is perfectly dispersed in the volume. In presented work, the fracture energy and compressive strength of cement paste/mortar created from this new material was measured. The composites with weight fractions of carbon nanotubes/paste in the ranges 0-0.038 were prepared and mechanically tested. Slight increase in fracture energy and compressive strength was observed even in the low carbon weigh fraction 0.019.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNANOCON 2011 - Conference Proceedings, 3rd International Conference
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788087294277
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Nanomaterials: Research & Applications - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Sep 201123 Sep 2011
Conference number: 3


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nanomaterials
Abbreviated titleNANOCON
CountryCzech Republic


  • Carbon
  • Cement
  • Fracture energy
  • Mortar
  • Nanotubes
  • Paste


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