Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete

Houston TX (SPX) Jan 15, 2015

Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University. Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale when “structurally complex” materials like concrete – a random jumble of elements rather than an ordered crystal – rub against each other. The scratches they l —> Read More Here


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