Cements that self-repair cracks and store latent heat energy?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Cement (and derivatives thereof) is one of the materials most commonly used in construction, given its good performance at low cost. Over recent years, one part of scientific and technological research is aimed at incorporating additional functions into these materials. Researchers have studied the possibility of adding capacities to the cement such as the self-repair of cracks as well as the storing of latent heat energy.

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