Novel smart cement can be used to build more durable roads and cities

Posted On: 07/02/21

Forces of nature have been outsmarting the materials we use to build our infrastructure since we started producing them. Engineers tackling this issue with smart materials typically enhance the function of materials by increasing the amount of carbon, but doing so makes materials lose some mechanical performance. By introducing graphene nanoplatelets into ordinary cement, Northwestern University researchers have formed a smarter, more durable and highly functional cement.