Richard T Cimino

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The use of colloidal crystals with various primary particle sizes as templates leads to the formation of three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous (3DOm) carbons containing spherical pores with tailorable pore size and extremely high pore volumes. We present a comprehensive structural characterization of these novel carbons by using nitrogen (77.4 K) and argon(More)
Using the nonlocal density functional theory, we investigate adsorption of N2 (77 K), Ar (77 K), and CO2 (273 K) and respective adsorption-induced deformation of microporous carbons. We show that the smallest micropores comparable in size and even smaller than the nominal molecular diameter of the adsorbate contribute significantly to the development of the(More)
Polymer adsorption is a ubiquitous phenomenon with numerous technological and healthcare applications. The mechanisms of polymer adsorption on surfaces and in pores are complex owing to a competition between various entropic and enthalpic factors. Due to adsorption of monomers to the surface, the chain gains in enthalpy yet loses in entropy because of(More)
The heat of adsorption is one of the most important parameters characterizing energetic heterogeneity of the adsorbent surface. Heats of adsorption are either determined directly by calorimetry or calculated from adsorption isotherms measured at different temperatures using the thermodynamic Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Here, we present a method for(More)
We present a novel thermodynamic theory and Monte Carlo simulation model for adsorption of macromolecules to solid surfaces that is applied for calculating the chain partition during separation on chromatographic columns packed with non-porous particles. We show that similarly to polymer separation on porous substrates, it is possible to attain three(More)
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