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UIUC group: Can unleashed spores heal concrete cracks?

By / January 25, 2012

A bacteria-induced mineral deposit. Credit: Paramita Mondal. Concrete is tough, but whether its a sidewalk, driveway, roadway or a structural part of a building, the material is subjected to many temperature, chemical and mechanical stresses. Over time, these stresses induce microscopic cracks and fissures that can grow in length and depth. By the time they…

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