Characterization of porous solids by NMR

Strange, John H. and Rahman, M. Atiqur and Smith, E.G (1993) Characterization of porous solids by NMR. Physical Review Letters: Moving Physics Forward, 71 (21). pp. 3589-3591. ISSN 0031-9007. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A new simple and rapid method to determine pore size distributions is described which employs a simple nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) apparatus. The method exploits the depression of the melting point of a crystalline solid confined within a pore, which is dependent on the pore diameter. The melting point distribution is determined by analyzing the NMR signal as a function of temperature. The technique is demonstrated by application to porous silicas and is shown to give pore size distributions comparable to those obtained by the conventional gas desorption method for pore sizes in the range 5 to 50 nm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 23:00
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