R & D project of competitive aid of the Instituto de Fomento de Murcia, in collaboration with the Centro Tecnológico de la Construcción de Murcia ( CTCON ) and Hormissa , Hormigones del Sureste S.A.
Research about graphene as addenda in cementitious materials that will lead to a new generation of nanotechnology in cement, in order to reduce contamination of CO2 into the atmosphere and to improve the mechanical properties and durability of the material.
This is pioneering research in the region of Murcia and in Spain, with great potential in the field of cements.
Ordinary Portland (OPC) Cement is widely used in construction, but to overcome their poor tensile properties and to delay the development of micro-cracks, it must be reinforced with steel rods, fibers, etc.
In recent decades, a significant number of studies on graphene nanotechnology applied to various materials and applications have been presented to the scientific community (sensors, electronics, ceramic matrices, polymer, etc.). However, little attention has been paid to the potential use of graphene in the field of construction, with little or practically no application in cement matrices.
The use of nanomaterials such as graphene can significantly improve cementitious materials because of an increase in its strength, durability, formability and other innovative properties.