Is constant mean curvature a valid description for mesoporous materials?

Michael W. Anderson, Philip J. Hughes, Osamu Terasaki, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Ken Brakke

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This work demonstrates that, within experimental error, constant mean curvature is a valid description to describe the stucture of a variety of cubic mesoporous structures. The mean curvature is closest to zero for surfactant based preparations but large and positive for polymer based preparations. This indicates the difference in interfacial interactions between the two systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress in Mesostructured Materials
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)044452178X, 9780444521781
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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