About this Research Topic
Against this background, we propose this Research Topic to attract new researches on the volume stability and durability of sustainable binders. We expect to gather a bundle of original papers that can contribute to the understanding of: behaviours of new sustainable binders, feasibility to use various industrial by-products as raw materials, applicability of existing testing methods (e.g. those that have been applied for cement), service-life prediction and eventually standardization of these materials. Hopefully, the results from this Topic can provide either more options to the toolkit of researchers and industrial users working on construction materials or more confidence on the use of existing sustainable materials.
Both original research and review articles are welcome.
This Topic covers, but not limited to the following properties of sustainable binders:
• Autogenous deformation
• Drying shrinkage
• Plastic shrinkage
• Cracking tendency
• Carbonation resistance
• Freeze and thaw resistance
• Chloride resistance
• Leaching & efflorescence
• Alkali-silica reaction
Keywords: Shrinkage, Expansion, Durability, Sustainability, Binder, Geopolymer; Alkali-activated Materials, Blended Cement
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.