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micropore

[mahy-kruh-pawr, -pohr] /ˈmaɪ krəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/
noun
1.
a tiny opening, as in specialized biological filters or in the shells of some animals.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; micro- + pore2
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  • Consequently, high micropore volumes are desirable if large storage capacities are to be obtained in a given adsorbent.
  • Although increased micropore volume is beneficial, since the gas is adsorbed into the micropores, it is so only to a point.
  • As a result, the adsorbed gases are released or repulsed from the micropore surfaces and desorption occurs.

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