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CAMP Seminar: Molecular Manipulations in Sub-Nano Environments: An Overview of Zeolite Structures, Properties, and Applications

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CAMP Seminar by David Vaughan (PSU Materials Research Institute)
When
17 September 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where
339 Davey Laboratory
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(814) 865-6092
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Zeolites are robust aluminosilicate structures comprising cavities and channels having dimensions between 3Ǻ and 16Ǻ. They can be viewed as connected molecular boxes in which molecules can be manipulated within a “designed” environment to achieve a predictable result. Over the last 50 years they have become important industrial materials in which their selective sorption, ion-exchange, storage and catalytic properties have been tailored for specific processes. This seminar will discuss their diversity (chemical, structural, availability), and examples of applications from nuclear waste storage to fuels production; aqua-culture to new lubricants; quantum dots to gem stones.

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