Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech - 4/28/2010
Micromeritics’ Grant Selection Committee has selected the recipient of its grant award for the first quarter of 2010. An ASAP® 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System with micropore and rate of adsorption options has been awarded to the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
According to Dr. Gleb Yushin, Principal Investigator, “The School of Materials Science and Engineering is conducting ground-breaking nanomaterials research in a number of areas that include ionic transport in microporous solids, porous electrodes for fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors, nanomaterials for sensors, porous polymer membranes, gas separation membranes, novel catalysts, nanomaterials for the semiconductor industry, and more. A large portion of samples to be investigated exhibits a high surface area of pores less than two nanometers. The precise knowledge of pore size distribution in the micropore range is crucial for the fundamental studies of ionic and molecular adsorption and transport in the nanoporous solids. Fundamental studies of the transport of ions and gas molecules as well as investigation of materials for catalyst support applications require knowledge about the accessibility of the microporous surface. Studies of the rate of adsorption for gases/vapors of different size help to evaluate the interaction of gaseous species with the surface and estimate how tortuous the nanopores are and to what degree the pores have narrow necks. The ASAP 2020 with its micropore and rate of adsorption capabilities will be a critical analytical tool for supporting our research.”
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