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The Chair for Construction Chemistry conducts fundamental research in the fields of inorganic binders and organic admixtures.

We synthesize and analyze new materials such as e.g. nanocomposites utilizing among others colloid chemical methods.


Experiments on Cement Hydration Under Zero Gravity

In March 2016 a research team from the Chair for Construction Chemistry at TU München conducted experiments to investigate the early hydration of Portland cement under zero gravity on parabolic flights. In the experiments, the early nucleation and growth of ettringite crystals as well as of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H phases) were studied during short periods of microgravity.

It was found that under zero gravity, the ettringite crystals formed are more abundant yet smaller which can be explained by the absence of convection. The results were published in several scientific papers (see section “research”, list of publications).



Last events

2nd International Conference

on Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers

(PCE 2017)

September 27 - 28, 2017

Opening video of PCE 2017

Snapshots from PCE 2017

Impressions of PCE 2017

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2nd International Conference

on the Chemistry

of Construction Materials

October 10 - 12, 2016

Opening video of the ICCCM

⇒ Program of the ICCCM 2016

⇒ Photos of the ICCCM 2016

Impressions of the ICCCM