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Nature-inspired optimization of hierarchical porous media for catalytic and separation processes

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Abstract

Hierarchical materials combining pore sizes of different length scales are highly important for catalysis and separation processes, where optimization of adsorption and transport properties is required. Nature can be an excellent guide to rational design, as it is full of hierarchical structures that are intrinsically scaling, efficient and robust. However, much of the “inspiration” from nature is, at present, empirical; considering the huge design space, we advocate a methodical, fundamental approach based on mechanistic features.

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The article was received on 01 Dec 2015, accepted on 12 Feb 2016 and first published on 12 Feb 2016


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ03406J
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New J. Chem., 2016,40, 4016-4026
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    Nature-inspired optimization of hierarchical porous media for catalytic and separation processes

    P. Trogadas, M. M. Nigra and M. Coppens, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 4016
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ03406J

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