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See detailDetermination of the tortuosity of porous materials from binary or grey-tone tomographic reconstructions
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Almazan, Maria del Carmen; Léonard, Angélique ULg et al

Conference (2008, November)

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See detailIn-situ SAXS of resorcinol-formaldehyde gel formation: either colloid aggregation or microphase separation
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Roberts, Anthony; Goderis, Bart

Poster (2008, October)

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See detailQuantitative characterization of pore corrugation in SBA-15 mesoporous silica using image analysis of electron tomograms
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Friedrich, Heiner; Wolters, Mariska et al

Poster (2008, September)

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See detailAnalysis of 3DTEM and SAXS of ordered mesoporous silica with the same stochastic morphological model
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Friedrich, Heiner; Wolters, Mariska et al

Scientific conference (2008, May)

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See detailDetermination of the coordination number of particulate nano-materials using nitrogen adsorption
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Ravikovitch, Peter; Neimak, Alex

Scientific conference (2008, April)

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See detail3D covariance of ordered mesoporous materials and its modelling with random cylinders
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Friedrich, H; Wolters, M et al

Scientific conference (2008, February)

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See detailFormation mechanism of Y-junctions in arrays of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Zilli, Dario; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Cukierman, Ana Lea et al

in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2008), 327(1-3), 140-143

Transmission electron microscopy of arrays of multi-walled carbon nanotubes reveals the presence of numerous Y-junctions. The diameter distributions of the samples are found to be bimodal, with one mode ... [more ▼]

Transmission electron microscopy of arrays of multi-walled carbon nanotubes reveals the presence of numerous Y-junctions. The diameter distributions of the samples are found to be bimodal, with one mode corresponding to the branches and the other mode to the trunk of the Y-junctions. The analysis of the micrographs shows that the junctions form via the merger of metal particles during the tip-growth of the tubes. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of the counter-ion of the basification agent on the pore texture of organic and carbon xerogels
Job, Nathalie ULg; Gommes, Cédric ULg; Pirard, René ULg et al

in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2008), 354(40-41), 4698-4701

Organic and carbon xerogels were prepared by polycondensation of resorcinol with formaldehyde in water, followed by evaporative drying and, eventually, pyrolysis. The pH of the precursor's solution was ... [more ▼]

Organic and carbon xerogels were prepared by polycondensation of resorcinol with formaldehyde in water, followed by evaporative drying and, eventually, pyrolysis. The pH of the precursor's solution was fixed at 6.0 in all cases by adding various hydroxides as basification agent. Three alkali metal hydroxides (LiOH, NaOH and KOH) and three alkaline earth metals hydroxides (Ca(OH)(2), Ba(OH)(2), Sr(OH)(2)) were used. It was found that the pore texture of the organic and carbon xerogels is totally independent on the cation size, but depends on the charge and concentration of the counter-cation. Indeed, the pore size of the alkaline earth metal loaded samples is larger than that of the alkali metal-doped xerogels. As a matter of fact, to reach the same initial pH, the concentration in alkali metal hydroxide must be twice that of the alkaline earth metal base. The effect of ions on the pore texture was thus attributed to electrostatic effects on the microphase separation process that occurs prior to gelation. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure development of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels: either microphase separation or colloid aggregation
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Roberts, Anthony

in Physical Review. E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (2008), 77

Time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) is used to follow the formation of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) gels. An existing morphological model based on Gaussian random fields, and validated on RF ... [more ▼]

Time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) is used to follow the formation of resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) gels. An existing morphological model based on Gaussian random fields, and validated on RF aerogels, is generalized to analyze the data. The generalization is done in two different ways, one being relevant to colloid aggregation and the other to microphase separation. The SAXS data do not enable discrimination between the two mechanisms of gel formation, which shows that aggregation and microphase separation can generate very similar morphologies at the length scales explored by SAXS. Furthermore, physical arguments suggest that, in the case of RF gels, aggregation and microphase separation can be regarded as two idealizations of the same complex physical process. [less ▲]

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See detailCritical opalescence points to thermodynamic instability:relevance to small-angle X-ray scattering of resorcinol–formaldehyde gel formation at low pH
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Job, Nathalie ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Journal of Applied Crystallography (2008), 41(4), 663-668

During the formation at low pH of resorcinol–formaldehyde gels with a structure in the micrometre range, small-angle X-ray scattering exhibits a nonmonotonic intensity variation as a function of reaction ... [more ▼]

During the formation at low pH of resorcinol–formaldehyde gels with a structure in the micrometre range, small-angle X-ray scattering exhibits a nonmonotonic intensity variation as a function of reaction time. The data are analyzed in terms of scattering by statistical fluctuations of polymer concentration, the amplitude of which is maximal close to the critical point for phase separation between polymer and solvent. The data do not carry any morphological information, but they unambiguously show that the driving force of the gel formation is a thermodynamic instability of the polymerizing solution. [less ▲]

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See detailThe microstructure of hybrid silica gels and its modification by evaporative and supercritical dryings
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2007), 44(3), 211-218

The effect of evaporative drying on the pore size of two series of hybrid silica gels is investigated by combining beam bending on the gels and mercury porosimetry on the aerogels and xerogels with ... [more ▼]

The effect of evaporative drying on the pore size of two series of hybrid silica gels is investigated by combining beam bending on the gels and mercury porosimetry on the aerogels and xerogels with transmission electron microscopy on the xerogels. It is shown that the shrinkage of the pores during drying is different in the two series: in one series the pores shrink proportionally to their volume, in the other the pores collapse until they all reach the same size. The experimental data enable us to discuss the relation between these two different behaviours and the different morphology of the two series of gels. [less ▲]

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See detailRelevance of Spinodal Decomposition for Support Formation and Metal Dispersion in Cogelled Pd/SiO2 Catalysts
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Goderis, Bart; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg

in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111

The structure formation of cogelled Pd/SiO2 catalysts is followed in situ at the nanometer scale using timeresolved small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The SAXS patterns are analyzed in terms of a ... [more ▼]

The structure formation of cogelled Pd/SiO2 catalysts is followed in situ at the nanometer scale using timeresolved small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The SAXS patterns are analyzed in terms of a reaction-induced spinodal decomposition that is responsible for the formation of the silica support and most likely for the metal dispersion as well. The results are discussed in the light of recent electron tomography characterizations of the catalysts. The latter technique reveals regularity in the metal dispersion, the origin of which is likely to be the very occurrence of a spinodal phase separation. [less ▲]

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See detail3D image analysis of electron tomograms of clay/rubber nanocomposites
Gommes, Cédric ULg; Bons, A-J; BLACHER, Silvia ULg

Conference (2007, May)

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