It was the second time that the ENMIX Paper Award was presented. This award is granted for the best scientific publication of the respective year dealing with nanoporous materials. Particularly preferred are high-level scientific and innovative papers authored by at least two ENMIX partner laboratories. The recipient must be a PhD student or a postdoc from one of the ENMIX partner laboratories.
For the 2nd ENMIX Award 2014, four papers have been nominated. A selection committee consisting of Prof. E. Klemm, Prof. V. Kaučič, Prof. P. Cool, Prof. V. Zaspalis, Prof. A. Sepúlveda-Escribano and Prof. J. Caro evaluated the papers by independently allocating points according to the criteria mentioned above. The paper with the highest score was selected for the paper award.
The ENMIX Award 2013 goes to Tomas Binder, who is a PhD student in the group of Prof. Jörg Kärger at the University of Leipzig, for his paper entitled
Micro-imaging of transient guest profiles in nanoporous host systems of cylindrical symmetry
by Tomas Binder, Florian Hibbe, Christian Chmelik, Jörg Kärger (University of Leipzig), Alberto Martinez-Joaristi, Jorge Gascon, Freek Kapteijn (Delft University of Technology), and Douglas Ruthven (University of Maine)
in The Journal of Chemical Physics 137 (2012) 165704.
This paper deals with the diffusion of guest molecules in nanoporous materials which is relevant for many applications like heterogeneous catalysis or separation processes with membranes and adsorbents. With the help of interference microscopy two-dimensional, time-dependent concentration profiles can be measured and analysed with appropriate diffusion models. A necessary prerequisite is the synthesis of large nanoporous crystals possessing high crystallinity and phase purity. This has been reached with a zeolite of structure type DDR.
The ENMIX 2013 Paper Prize was awarded by the CEO of ENMIX, Prof. E. Klemm, during the 3rd ENMIX Workshop in Hanover, Germany.