Concrete Science Research Brief: Gorilla Cement: Tougher Yet Greener

Gorilla cement
May 19, 2014

Applying glass science tools to cement provides new insights into the relationship between nanoscale composition and macroscopic properties. Our analysis predicts a family of compositions at which cement would show an improved toughness without compromised performance--thus allowing the use of less cement in concrete and, as a result, reducing concrete's environmental footprint. Moreover, our methodology is generic and could be applied to optimize the composition of many materials. MORE