The Perspective Applications of Graphene Oxide in Construction and Building Materials


Graphene oxide (GO) is an attractive nanomaterial in reinforcing cementitious composites due to the excellent mechanical properties. This paper presents the perspective applications of GO in the construction building materials, including the Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCCs) and Phase Change Materials (PCMs). In this study, the effect of GO on the mechanical properties of cement paste is firstly introduced. Then, the interface strengthening between the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber and cement matrix of the SHCCs by GO addition is investigated. Finally, the improved thermal and leakage-bearing properties of PCMs modified by GO is discussed. In conclusion, GO has a great potential in building applications in the future.

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10th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 19th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo, and the 2016 National SBIR/STTR Conference (2016: May 22-25, Washington, DC)


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Building Materials; Cements; Construction; Graphene; Mechanical Properties; Portland Cement; Strain Hardening; Cementitious Composites; Cementitious Materials; Construction Building; Graphene Oxides; Interface Strengthening; Ordinary Portland Cement; Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) (PVA); Strain-hardening Cementitious Composites; Phase Change Materials

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01 Jan 2016

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