Special Issue "Progressive Cement and Glass-Based Composites and Structures"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Jankovský Website E-Mail
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Interests: inorganic chemistry; composites; graphene-based materials; thermodynamics
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Milena Pavlíková Website E-Mail
Faculty of Civil Engineering (FSV), Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: materials engineering; materials chemistry; silicates; building materials; glass-based composites; inorganic binders

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue ‘Progressive Cement and Glass-Based Composites and Structures‘ aims at the preparation and characterization of high-performance composites that should find use in specific engineering applications especially in the building industry. Today, a number of new progressive composite materials meeting specific rising requirements on their functionality, performance, and durability at specific climate conditions are under development, taking into account their sustainability, eco-efficiency, and production costs. As design, development, and testing of these high-performance materials represent a highly actual issue for materials engineers and chemists, we believe this newly announced Special Issue represents a great possibility for presentation and publication of very recent results and findings received in this field of progressive cement and glass-based composite materials and structures. 

The Special Issue will include synthesis and characterization of various composites based on various types of cement or glass. Specific attention will be given to materials’ durability and service life. Hence, proposed topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Environmentally friendly composites for building industry;
  • Graphene-cement composites;
  • Graphene oxide–cement composites;
  • CNT–cement composites;
  • Mechanical and thermal properties of composites;
  • Magnesium–oxychloride composites;
  • Development of innovative cement-based composites with various admixtures;
  • Development of innovative glass-based composites with polymer admixtures and additives;
  • New composites for repairs and renewal;
  • Multilayered construction composites;
  • Full scale testing of composite-based structures.

We believe that this topic is very real and interesting, and hence, we invite you to submit your contributions to this Special Issue with the best of your research activities.

Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Jankovský
Prof. Milena Pavlíková
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cement-based composites
  • glass-based composites
  • building chemistry
  • magnesium–oxychlorides
  • durability and mechanical performance of nano-based composites
  • structural analysis
  • functional properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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