Nano-Confinement Effects


Fundamental studies of (bio-) molecular confinement on transport and reaction in heterogeneous porous materials. There are two main thrusts in this research:



PhD Students: Justin Siefker, Michele Lynch
Collaborators:

Key Publications

L.-C. Sang, A. Vinu, and M.-O. Coppens,
"General Description of the Adsorption of Proteins at Their Iso-electric Point in Nanoporous Materials",
Langmuir, 2011, 27(22), 13828-13837.
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LCS-AV-MOC-Langmuir

L.-C. Sang, A. Vinu, and M.-O. Coppens,
"Ordered mesoporous carbon with tunable, unusually large pore size and well-controlled particle morphology",
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7410-7417.
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LCS-AV-MOC-JMaterChem

L.-C. Sang and M.-O. Coppens,
"Effects of surface curvature and surface chemistry on the structure and function of proteins adsorbed in nanopores",
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 6689-6698. (Invited)
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LCS-MOC-PCCP

Key Publications

D. A. Newsome, S. Gunawan, G. Baron, J. Denayer and M.-O. Coppens,
"Adsorption of CO2 and N2 in Na-ZSM-5 –Effects of Na+ and Al content studied by Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations and experiments",
Adsorption, 2013, .
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A.J. Dammers and M.-O. Coppens, 
"Knudsen Diffusion in Finite-Size Channels from a First-Passage Point of View",
Soft Materials, 2012, 10(1-3), 369-386.
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M.-O. Coppens and A.J. Dammers,
"Effects of heterogeneity on diffusion in nanopores - From inorganic materials to protein crystals and ion channels",
Fluid Phase Equil., 2006, 241, 308-316. (Invited for Special Issue honoring Prof. J.M. Prausnitz)
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MOC-AJD-FPE

K. Malek and M.-O. Coppens,
"Knudsen self- and Fickian diffusion in rough nanoporous media",
J. Chem. Phys., 2003, 119(5), 2801-2811.
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K. Malek and M.-O. Coppens,
"Effects of surface roughness on self- and transport diffusion in porous media in the Knudsen regime",
Phys. Rev. Lett., 2001, 87(12), 125505.
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Justin Siefker

Michele Lynch

Michael Nigra