Particles Play with Concrete Strength

Posted On: 01/15/15

"Fine-tuning chemicals at a nanoscale level in concrete and other 'structurally complex' materials could be key to improving crack resistance, researchers from Rice University say.
In a new study, Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand focused on what happens at the nanoscale level when complex materials like concrete—a random jumble of elements rather than an ordered crystal—rub against each other."