On the irreversibility of the adsorption isotherm in a closed-end pore.

We present a simulation study of argon adsorption in a closed-end mesopore of uniform diameter in order to investigate the occurrence of hysteresis and propose two principal reasons for its existence: the variation in the shape and radius of curvature of the meniscus and the change in the packing of adsorbate during adsorption and desorption. This… CONTINUE READING