Models of adsorption-induced deformation: Ordered materials and beyond

A. L. Kolesnikov, Yu A. Budkov, G. Y. Gor

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Adsorption-induced deformation is a change in geometrical dimensions of an adsorbent material caused by gas or liquid adsorption on its surface. This phenomenon is universal and sensitive to adsorbent properties, which makes its prediction a challenging task. However, the pure academic interest is complemented by its importance in a number of engineering applications with porous materials characterization among them. Similar to classical adsorption-based characterization methods, the deformation-based ones rely on the quality of the underlying theoretical framework. This fact stimulates the recent development of qualitative and quantitative models toward the more detailed description of a solid material, e.g. account of non-convex and corrugated pores, calculations of adsorption stress in realistic three-dimension solid structures, the extension of the existing models to new geometries, etc. The present review focuses on the theoretical description of adsorption-induced deformation in micro and mesoporous materials. We are aiming to cover recent theoretical works describing the deformation of both ordered and disordered porous bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063002
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 9 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • adsorption
  • adsorption-induced deformation
  • metal-organic framework
  • porous materials


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