Size effect on SBA-15 microporosity

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The experimental published data on SBA-15 microporosity was interpreted using a size effect approach. This approach regards the wall micropores of SBA-15 material as stress-induced defects in its pores walls. It was shown that the microporosity is the function of the ratio of the pore wall thickness to pore diameter-the characteristic parameter representing the size of nanotubular silica pores. This suggests that the size effect plays an important role in the microporosity formation and supplements the template-induced microporosity related to the partial occlusion of the PEO chains in silica matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalMicroporous Materials
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2006


  • Microporosity
  • SBA-15
  • Size effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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