1 Department of Materials Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

2 Department of Physics, Al‐Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq.


Manufacturing of building materials with unique properties is one of the most important key-parameters in the development of construction engineering and building materials. The development in the nanomaterials and nanotechnology can be utilized in this field. In this paper, production of eco-friendly, low water absorption and self-cleaning cement mortar reinforced with carbon nanotubes and nano-silica with different weight percentages (0.5%, 1.5%, and 2%) is performed. Results showed prominent improvement of hardness, compression strength and a decrease of water absorption and bending resistance in the reinforced cement mortars. The results show the possibility to control the mechanical properties of the cement mortars with minimal reinforcing agents provides the possibility to design these building materials for versatile applications


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