Graphene-based nanosheets for stronger and more durable concrete: A review

Ezzatollah Shamsaei, Felipe Basquiroto de Souza, Xupei Yao, Emad Benhelal, Abozar Akbari, Wenhui Duan

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Graphene and graphene-based nanosheets (GNS) possess extraordinary mechanical, chemical, thermal and electrical properties, enabling attractive applications, ranging from structural strength/durability improvement, anti-corrosion, to self-cleaning surfaces and energy saving. Recent extensive research demonstrates that GNS also have the ability to transform conventional construction materials into smarter, stronger and more durable advanced composites. This review provides a comprehensive overview on developments and novelties in the fabrication, properties and applications of GNS in enhancing the strength and durability of concrete composites, pointing out the main challenges and future perspectives for GNS in the construction field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-660
Number of pages19
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2018


  • Cement composites
  • Concrete
  • Durability
  • Graphene nanosheets
  • Strength

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