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FS1: Geopolymers and Other Inorganic Polymers


ICACC'11


Geopolymers are a class of totally inorganic, alumino- silicate based ceramics that are charge balanced by group I oxides (e.g., Na, K, Rb, Cs). They are made under relatively ambient conditions of temperature and pressure into near-net dimension bodies, which can subsequently be converted to crystalline or glass-ceramic materials. They have some unique microstructures and properties, and a large variety of low to high tech potential applications. They are environmentally friendly and require low energy to make. This focused session also welcomes papers on other inorganic polymer analogues exhibiting similar behavior.

 

Proposed Session Topics

  • Synthesis and processing
  • Microstructure
  • Porosity (nano-, meso-, micro-)
  • Conversion to ceramics
  • Mechanical properties
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Coatings (fire resistant, acid resistant)
  • Adhesive properties
  • Waste Encapsulation
  • Construction materials
  • Composites
  • Novel applications
  • Other inorganic analogues

 

Point of Contact
Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Phone: +1 (217) 333-5258

 


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