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Nanocem will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open meeting

World Cement,

Nanocem will celebrate a decade since it was founded by holding a 10th Anniversary Open Meeting in Switzerland. The meeting will take place in Lausanne on 8 April 2014, and will be open to all those within the construction sector. It will look at the network’s achievements over the last ten years, focusing on topics such as:

  • Thermodynamics modelling to quantify hydrated phases in cement.
  • State-of-the-art experimental technique Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
  • Modelling techniques such as atomistic modeling.
  • Influence of admixtures on cement hydration.
  • Reactivity of blended cements.

More information about the event can be found here.

Founded in 2004, Nanocem is a consortium of 23 academic bodies and 11 industry partners interested in researching the nano and micro-scale factors that affect cement and concrete performance. It has helped to bring together the academic community and industry and establish the research needs of both parties, particularly with regard to sustainable cement and concrete. Over the last decade, Nanocem has funded 14 Core Projects – long-term research projects involving two or more partners – as well as sharing the results of around 70 Partner Projects. The Nanocem team comprises around 120 academic researchers, who are managing some 60 PhD and Post Doctoral research projects between them.

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