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Pore Structure And Its Relationship To Properties Of Materials

  • C. J. Pereira (a1), R. W. Rice (a1) and J. P. Skalny (a1)

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Pore structure affects almost all the physical properties of materials and, thus, is important in engineering practice. Engineering desired physical properties by microstructural modification of the porosity and/or the solid phases has practical importance and, therefore, there is considerable research activity in developing relationships between the desired physical properties and the pore structure. The ability to vary the level of porosity, the pore size distribution, pore shape, and pore connectivity opens new opportunities for developing materials not only for conventional uses but also for novel applications such as electronics.

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