Exploring Internal Structure of Nanoporous Glasses Obtained by Leaching of Phase-Separated Alkali Borosilicate Glasses

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Mesoporous glasses – the leaching products of phase-separated alkali borosilicate glasses – are widely used in fundamental research and practical applications. In this work, the option to control their internal mesopore structure by varying the conditions of microphase separation has been studied. Structure and transport characterization of a family of nanoporous glasses obtained under different conditions has been performed using a combination of several experimental techniques, including gas adsorption, nuclear magnetic resonance cryoporometry and diffusometry.

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