The EMS Energy Institute recently supported the acquisition of a Mercury Porosimeter by the Materials Research Institute. MRI is offering a one-day workshop on and has invited EI faculty and students to attend. If you anticipate having a need for this equipment, this workshop is a good opportunity to learn more.
Techniques for the characterization of texture, active surface area, and activity of powders and porous materials
Full course details/registration info can be found at the link below. This course will be taught by the lead applications scientist at Micromeritics and as such is a great opportunity to learn from an expert, if you think it is valuable please encourage your students to attend (faculty are obviously welcome).
Topics for this one-day workshop include surface area, porosity, and temperature programmed techniques. The characterization of texture - porosity and surface area is presented along with the theory of measurement for both techniques. Textural characterization from Angstroms to millimeters will be discussed using the combination of adsorption and mercury intrusion porosimetry. In addition to textural characterization, chemical adsorption and temperature-programmed methods will be used to characterize the activity of these materials.