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Surface Area Analyzers


Autosorb® 6 iSA™ Applications for surface area and pore size

Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer

 

 

INTRODUCTION
The Autosorb 6iSA surface area and pore size analyzer and its software allows a researcher to get a 360 degree perspective of a complex material’s pore structure enabling a variety of analysis including adsorption isotherms, desorption isotherms, single point BET, multi-point BET, Langmuir surface area, mesopore volume, micropore size distribution (using carbon dioxide), micropore surface area, employing comprehensive density functional theory models. All of these methods give a researcher indispensable tools and data to understand the intricate interrelationship of how the porosity, pore structure, pore volume, and other surface characteristics impact a complex material’s performance and stability.


Ceramics-Clay & Powders:
The functionality of ceramic materials and powders is highly correlated to their porosity, and surface area to mass ratio. This specific surface area impacts both its sintering behavior and sorption characteristics. more...


Catalysts:
Catalysts are an important work horse of our continued technological revolution, and hold great promise for helping to solve some the world’s most pressing problems such as air pollution, and development of novel energy sources. more...


Carbon:
Surface area and pore size impact various performance characteristics of the different carbons used in tires, plastics and paints, stored energy applications such as batteries and super-capacitors, toners and inks, gas and water purification, gas separation and storage. more...


Pharmaceutical:
Pharmaceutical dosage forms consist of active ingredients, excipients, binders, and lubricants. more...


Batteries-Fuel Cells-Energy Storage:
The porosity and surface area of a solid directly impact a material’s ability to store and transport energy. Components of fuel cells and batteries such as electrodes, and separators are made of porous materials, as are capacitors including supercapacitors. more...


Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs):
The potential for the use of micro- and mesoporous MOFs in gas storage/separations and catalytic applications is related to their structural properties such as surface area, pore volume, and porosity. more...


Zeolites and Mesoporous / Hierarchically Structured Zeolites:
Zeolites are well known microporous catalysts which are widely employed in the petrochemistry and the (fine) chemical industry. Hierarchically structured mesoporous zeolites exhibit micro/mesoporous pore networks which address diffusional limitations present in conventional zeolitic catalysts. more...


Mesoporous Materials / Mesoporous Molecular Sieves:
Ordered mesoporous materials exhibit uniform pore structure and morphology and include a wide range of materials such as M41S silicas (e.g. MCM-41, MCM-48), SBA silicas (e.g., SBA-15, SBA-16, KIT-silicas (e.g. KIT-6, KIT-5), periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs), CMK ordered mesoporous carbons, templated metal oxides and many others. more...


ISO-International Standard Organization standards:
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