Electrical Properties of Cement-based Composites Containing Carbon Black Particles

A. O. Monteiro*, P. B. Cachim, Pedro Da Costa

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The electrical properties of cement-based composites doped with carbon black nanoparticles (CB) are discussed. Several CB concentrations were considered and tested under compressive load whilst the resistivity variation was read in tandem. The aim of evaluating stress in function of the electrical resistivity is to study the potential of these materials for self-monitoring applications in civil infrastructures. Results demonstrate a resistivity decrease followed by an increase of the stress sensitivity when increasing the CB amount in the mixture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Carbon black
  • Cement-besd composites
  • Conductive concrete
  • Electical resistivity
  • Piezoresistivity
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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