A joint use of melting and freezing data in NMR cryoporometry
2010 (English)In: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, ISSN 1387-1811, Vol. 136, no 1-3, 83-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Freezing and melting behaviour of water, benzene, cyclooctane and cyclohexane confined in different-sized controlled pore glasses (CPG's) has been studied by NMR cryoporometry technique. It was found that the freezing (Delta Tf) and melting (Delta Tm) temperature shifts correlate linearly, giving a constant ratio AT, Delta Tm/Delta Tf over different fluids. This suggests that the ratio is a measure of pore morphology rather than fluid's properties. The suggestion is supported by the theoretical treatment that predicts for Delta Tf to be controlled by the surface-to-volume ratio (S/V) and Delta Tm, by the pore curvature (dS/dV). Therefore, the ratio Delta Tm/Delta Tf provides one with the information on the pore shape, unavailable from Delta Tf or AT, measurements alone. For CPG samples under study, this ratio decreases from 0.67 in 7.5 nm pores, which is expected for spherical geometry, to 0.57 in 27.3 and 72.9 nm pores, which is closer to what is expected for cylindrical, or tubular, pores. The pore size distribution functions obtained from the freezing and melting data were found to be similar in shape and width, which indicates that melting and freezing processes occur in CPG on the same length scale of the pore structure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 136, no 1-3, 83-91 p.
Controlled pore glass, NMR cryoporometry, Freezing-melting hysteresis, Morphology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26253DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2010.08.001ISI: 000283204900011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956872858OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26253DiVA: diva2:393239
FunderSwedish Research CouncilKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201101292011-01-292010-11-212011-01-29Bibliographically approved