Nanotechnology could revolutionize the science of roads

08/2/2004 | Better Roads

Nanotechnology has been opening up new possibilities in many industries during the past decade, and now the Federal Highway Administration's Advanced Infrastructure Research program is examining how it can be applied to the science of roadbuilding. The technology could help create asphalt or concrete that repairs its own cracks, and scientists also are using it to study delayed ettringite formation in concrete highways and bridges.

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