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Zipf's law for pore ranking and pore anisotropy

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In this work it is shown that the range of Zipf's law for the ranking of random pores in solids upholds for ∼10 orders of magnitude, from nm pore sizes in laboratory-made materials, to cm pore sizes occurring in solidified volcanic magmas. Also it is demonstrated that for MCM-type materials with organized mesopores, the out-of-trend data in the Zipf plots, corresponding to the sudden pore filling during N2 adsorption, can be used for the convenient estimation of local pore anisotropy.

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2017, accepted on 16 Jun 2017 and first published on 16 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP02055D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 17441-17448
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    Zipf's law for pore ranking and pore anisotropy

    P. Pomonis and A. Margellou, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 17441
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP02055D

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