Plasmon-enhanced photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings. University of Antwerp
Fundamental control of concrete rheology by optimising mixing energy and superplasticizer design KU Leuven
Since several decades, the introduction of superplasticizers in concrete has been beneficial from many points of view. The main contribution of these chemical admixtures comprises the readily improved workability of any cementitious material in construction industry. Moreover, the use of superplasticizers allowed to enhance the durability of the finally hardened concrete product which formed an additional argument to include this product in ...
Wetting Dynamics of Liquid Polymers KU Leuven
"Everything flows and nothing abides". This quote from the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is the motto of a branch of science and technology called "dynamic wetting". To be specific, when a liquid is placed in contact with a solid substrate, the liquid front advances spontaneously towards equilibrium due to the out-of-balance Young’s force. As the liquid spreads, the dynamic contact angle relaxes to equilibrium state. In this framework, this ...
Analysis of the weldability of an experimental corrosion resistant steel quality for the use in ballast tanks of merchant vessels University of Antwerp
DeMoPreCi-MDT: Development, Monitoring and prediction of Coupled Interactions in Material Durability Testing Vrije Universiteit Brussel
INSITU: Tools for investigating the properties of nanoparticle suspensions during processing Vrije Universiteit Brussel
FUNC : Tools for dry nanofunctionalization of particles and fibrous materials Vrije Universiteit Brussel
SIM-SBO: Mechanical properties and chemical bonding at the interfaces in polymer-based composite materials: INTERPOCO Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This detailed look involves novel material characterization techniques, a multiscale model of the soft/hard matter interface and screening of the materials using high-throughput technology to support and ...