Journal article

Physiochemical and mechanical properties of reduced graphene oxide–cement mortar composites: Effect of reduced graphene oxide particle size

Meisam Valizadeh Kiamahalleh, Aliakbar Gholampour, Diana NH Tran, Togay Ozbakkaloglu, Dusan Losic

Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


The use of graphene derivatives to improve the performance of cement mortar composites has received significant attention in recent years. However, because of diversity of graphene derivatives and their properties, which depend on their preparation, it is critical to consider their size, surface chemistry, crystallinity, surface area, and impurity. In particular, there is still lack of understanding on the influence of the graphene particle size on the performance of cement mortar composite. This paper presents the study on the size effect of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) on physiochemical and mechanical properties of cement mortar composites. A series of rGOs with different particle sizes we..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported and funded by the ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation IH150100003 and First Graphene Ltd (Perth, Australia). The authors thank the Schools of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering and Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide for supporting this work.