ACMIN Seminar: „Adsorption in microporous materials: experiments and modelling”

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the ACMiN Seminar which will be held on Thursday, March 31st at 2.00 p.m. in the ACMiN auditorium no.: 1.02A, on the second floor, bldg. D-16 (Kawiory Street 30). Alternatively you can join the meeting via the link:

The lecture entitled: „Adsorption in microporous materials: experiments and modelling” will be given by dr Andrzej Sławek (Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland).


Adsorption is the phenomenon of the adhesion of atoms, ions and molecules to the surface of a solid. Microporous materials, such as zeolites or metal-organic frameworks, are solids whose structure is crossed by a network of channels and/or cavities with pore diameters below 2 nm. This size of pores is comparable to the size of the guest molecules resulting in unique adsorption properties of microporous materials. Microporous materials are crucial for many technological processes, such as removing pollutants, controlling humidity, heterogenous catalysis, gas separation, water purification etc. In recent years, new types of adsorbents are being intensively studied for potential applications for H2 storage, direct CO2 capture, drug delivery, heat pumps or water harvesting. In this seminar, experimental methods of adsorption measurements and theoretical models used to describe and interpret the data will be discussed. I will also show what Monte Carlo calculations are in the context of adsorption applications. The use of molecular Monte Carlo simulations to model the adsorption process will also be shown.


mar 31 2022


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm