Adsorption on ordered and disordered duplex layers of porous anodic alumina

Bruschi, Lorenzo, Mistura, Giampaolo, Phadungbut, Poomiwat, Do, D. D., Nicholson, D., Mayamei, Yashar and Lee, Woo (2015) Adsorption on ordered and disordered duplex layers of porous anodic alumina. Langmuir, 31 17: 4895-4905. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00716

Author Bruschi, Lorenzo
Mistura, Giampaolo
Phadungbut, Poomiwat
Do, D. D.
Nicholson, D.
Mayamei, Yashar
Lee, Woo
Title Adsorption on ordered and disordered duplex layers of porous anodic alumina
Journal name Langmuir   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1520-5827
Publication date 2015-05-05
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00716
Open Access Status
Volume 31
Issue 17
Start page 4895
End page 4905
Total pages 11
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We have carried out systematic experiments and numerical simulations of the adsorption on porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) duplex layers presenting either an ordered or a disordered interconnecting interface between the large (cavity) and small (constriction) sections of the structured pores. Selective blocking of the pore openings resulted in three different pore topologies: open structured pores, funnel pores, and ink-bottle pores. In the case of the structured pores having an ordered interface, the adsorption isotherms present a rich phenomenology characterized by the presence of two steps in the condensation branch and the opening of one (two) hysteresis loops during evaporation for the ink-bottle (open and funnel) pores. The isotherms can be obtained by summing the isotherms measured on uniform pores having the dimensions of the constrictions or of the cavities. The numerical analysis of the three different pore topologies indicates that the shape of the junction between the two pore sections is only important for the adsorption branch. In particular, a conic junction which resembles that of the AAO pores represents the experimental isotherms for the open and funnel pores better, but the shape of the junction in the ink bottle pores does not matter. The isotherms for the duplex layers with a disordered interface display the same general features found for the ordered duplex layers. In both cases, the adsorption branches coincide and have two steps which are shifted to lower relative pressures compared to those for the ordered duplex. Furthermore, the desorption branches comprise hysteresis loops much wider than those of the ordered duplex layers. Overall, this study highlights the important role played by morphologies where there are interconnections between large and small pores.
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