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Use of Nanoporous Thin Films (NPTF) to Improve Aggregate-Cement Interface

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0083
Project Abstract: 

Synthesize sol-gel nanoaluminosilicates with various Si/Al ratios and characterize the effect on hydration of Alite and Portland cement. Develop characterization procedures for characterizing paste samples, and tailor solubility of nanoaluminosilicate thin films through inorganofunctionalization to optimize performance.

Goals

Design new types of concrete nanoadditives to enhance the long-term mechanical performance of cementitious materials.

Research HUB ID: 
7803
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$0
Start Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
End Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Chemistry Laboratory, Concrete Laboratory
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Pavement and Materials
Project Outputs: 

Mechanism for using nanoparticles to strengthen the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) in concrete. [Source: FHWA, PMSS Database (2013)]

Contact Information

Team: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-10

Management Organizations

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Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Performing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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