Electrical properties of cement-based composites containing carbon black particles

A. O. Monteiro, P. B. Cachim, P. M. F. J. Costa

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The electrical properties of cement-based composites doped with carbon black nanoparticles (CB) are discussed. Several CB concentrations were considered and tested under compressive load whilst the resistivity variation was read in tandem. The aim of evaluating stress in function of the electrical resistivity is to study the potential of these materials for self-monitoring applications in civil infrastructures. Results demonstrate a resistivity decrease followed by an increase of the stress sensitivity when increasing the CB amount in the mixture.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Today: Proceedings
PublisherElsevier BV
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-08-19
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge financial support from FCT (PhD scholarship SFRH/BD/84644/2012) and from KAUST.


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