Calcium silicate hydrate, as the principal component of the hydration of Portland cement, has been the topic of intensive research over the past several years. An understanding of the nature of this hydration product at the nanoscale is essential for the strategic modification of conventional cement-based systems and the development of new materials with enhanced properties. This book will explore this topic and how to enhance concrete functionalities utilizing nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology in Construction: An Introduction. Cement-System: Production, Performance and Future Trends. Nanomaterials in Construction Industry: Fundamentals, Design and Manufacturing. Physical-Chemical Processes in the Nanoscale, Emerging Applications, Future Possibilities.