Carbonation study in a cement matrix with carbon nanotubes

B. Rodriguez, E. Correa, Y. P. Arias, J. H. Quintero, J. A. Calderón, O. A. Mendoza

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Carbon nanotubes as additions in Portland cement based matrices have a great potential to improve the mechanical properties of mortars and concretes; however, little work has been done regarding the effect that they have on the chemical durability of the cement matrix and reinforcing steel. In this work, carbon nanotubes are dispersed in water solution with Triton X 100 surfactant and blended in Portland cement mortars. A sharp decrease in compression resistance was observed at all curing ages (7, 14, 21 and 28 days) while a depth increase in the carbonation profile was found, which is associated with a decrease in the matrix durability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012024
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 17 Jun 2019
Event6th National Conference on Engineering Physics, CNIF 2018 and the 1st International Conference on Applied Physics Engineering and Innovation, APEI 2018 - Bucaramanga, Colombia
Duration: 22 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

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