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Technique offers advance in testing microscale compressive strength of cement

October 25, 2017

Researchers have for the first time, used a "micropillar compression" technique to characterize the microscale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications. Full Story

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