Special Issue "Diffusion in Micropores and Mesopores 2013"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
Dr. Sergey Vasenkov
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, 423 ChE Bldg., PO Box 116005, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: transport in porous materials with hierarchy of pore sizes; dynamics in room temperature ionic liquids; single-file diffusion in nanochannels; separations of greenhouse gases
Dr. Christian Chmelik
Detailed understanding of transport properties of mesoporous and microporous materials is essential for a wide range of applications involving transport of molecules and ions in pore networks of these materials. Such applications include catalysis, separations, molecular storage and sensor development. A truly remarkable progress was recently made in the development and fabrication of novel mesoporous and microporous materials such as mesoporoussilicas, metal-organic framework materials (MOFs), single wall carbon nanotubes and zeolites. In additional to materials with uniform or similar pore sizes, also hierarchical and hybrid porous solids were introduced. Functionalization of pore walls with various types of active groups allows for optimization of porous solids for different types of applications. All this complexity in the structural properties of novel porous materials leads to a complexity in intrapore transport. Recent studies of sorbate diffusion in mesoporous and microporous materials resulted in fascinating discoveries related to normal diffusion, and also anomalous diffusion, such as single-file diffusion in nanochannels. Such discoveries become possible due to most recent development of many new experimental techniques allowing monitoring molecular transport on various length scales of displacements under different experimental conditions and by the further development and application of multiscale computer simulations.
Prof. Dr. Sergey Vasenkov
Dr. Christian Chmelik
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- hierarchical materials
- sorbate diffusion
- transport optimization