Electrifying Cement with Nanocarbon Black

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers in collaboration with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) are working to make concrete more sustainable.

via MIT

Over the past several decades, nanocarbon materials have proliferated due to their unique combination of properties, chief among them conductivity. Scientists and engineers have previously proposed the development of materials that can impart conductivity to cement and concrete if incorporated within.

For this new work, Soliman wanted to ensure the nanocarbon material they selected was affordable enough to be produced at scale. She and her colleagues settled on nanocarbon black — a cheap carbon material with excellent conductivity. They found that their predictions of conductivity were borne out.

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