A critical review of carbon materials engineered electrically conductive cement concrete and its potential applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-215
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
Issue number2
Online published5 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023



Carbon materials engineered electrically conductive cement concrete (ECCC) is typically prepared by directly adding carbon-based conductive filler into the cement matrix and then mixing cement with aggregates. With such a strategy, ECCC possesses a high conductivity and strain/stress sensitivity and thus can be used for snow and ice melting, ohmic heating, cathodic protection system, electromagnetic shielding, structural health monitoring, and traffic detection. This paper aims to provide a systematic review on the development and applications of ECCC, especially the progress made in the past decade (from 2012 to 2022). The composition and manufacture of ECCC are first introduced. Then, the electrical performance of ECCC and its potential applications are reviewed. Finally, the remaining challenges for future work are discussed. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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  • Carbon-based materials, electrically conductive cement concrete (ECCC), electromagnetic shielding (EMI), pavement detection, structural health monitoring (SHM)

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