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In Situ X-ray Structural Studies of a Flexible Host Responding to Incremental Gas Loading

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  • The authors thank the National Research Foundation of South Africa for financial support.

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Crystallographic pressure-lapse snapshots of a porous material responding to gas loading were used to investigate the stepwise uptake of carbon dioxide and acetylene molecules into discrete confined spaces. Based on the data, a qualitative statistical mechanical model was devised that reproduces even subtle features in the experimental gas sorption isotherms.

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