Capillary condensation in linear mesopores of different shape

D Wallacher, N Kunzner, D Kovalev, N Knorr, K Knorr

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Abstract

The hysteresis and kinetics of capillary condensation of N-2 and Ar in linear mesopores, produced by etching of Si wafers, have been studied for different pore shapes, including the ink bottle geometry. Pore blocking has been observed in the solid state of the pore fillings, but not in the liquid state. We conclude that individual local geometries such as the pore mouth, a blind end, or a single constriction have no effect on the shape of sorption isotherms, that the pore space should be regarded as a statistical ensemble of pore segments with a lot of quenched disorder.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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