Small-Angle Scattering from Confined and Interfacial Fluids

Applications to Energy Storage and Environmental Science

  • Yuri B.┬áMelnichenko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-314

About this book


This book examines the meso- and nanoscopic aspects of fluid adsorption in porous solids using a non-invasive method of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). Starting with a brief summary of the basic assumptions and results of the theory of small-angle scattering from porous media, the author focuses on the practical aspects and methodology of the ambient and high pressure SANS and SAXS experiments and corresponding data analysis. It is illustrated with results of studies of the vapor and supercritical fluid adsorption in porous materials published during the last decade, obtained both for man-made materials (e.g. porous fractal silica, Vycor glass, activated carbon) and geological samples (e.g. sandstones, shales, and coal). In order to serve the needs of broad readership, the results are presented in the relevant context (e.g. petroleum exploration, anthropogenic carbon capture and sequestration,  ion adsorption in supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, etc.).


Carbon Capture and Sequestration Confined Subcritical and Supercritical Fluids Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery Ion Adsorption Microstructure of Porous Rocks Neutron Scattering Porous Materials Small-angle Scattering X-ray Scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuri B.┬áMelnichenko
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  1. 1.Biology and Soft Matter Sciences Divisio Neutron Scattering DirectorateOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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