ASTM C1274 - 12 - Standard Test Method for Advanced Ceramic Specific Surface Area by Physical Adsorption

ASTM C1274 - 12

Standard Test Method for Advanced Ceramic Specific Surface Area by Physical Adsorption

Status : Current   Published : January 2012



1.1 This test method covers the determination of the surface area of advanced ceramic materials (in a solid form) based on multilayer physisorption of gas in accordance with the method of Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller (BET) ( 1)2 and based on IUPAC Recommendations (1984 and 1994) ( 2) and ( 3). This test method specifies general procedures that are applicable to many commercial physical adsorption instruments. This test method provides specific sample outgassing procedures for selected common ceramic materials, including: amorphous and crystalline silicas, TiO 2, kaolin, silicon nitride, silicon carbide, zirconium oxide, etc. The multipoint BET ( 1) equation along with the single point approximation of the BET equation are the basis for all calculations. This test method is appropriate for measuring surface areas of advanced ceramic powders down to at least 0.05 m 2  (if in addition to nitrogen, krypton at 77.35 K is utilized as an adsorptive).

1.2 This test method does not include all existing procedures appropriate for outgassing of advanced ceramic materials. However, it provides a comprehensive summary of procedures recommended in the literature for selected types of ceramic materials. The investigator shall determine the appropriateness of listed procedures.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. State all numerical values in terms of SI units unless specific instrumentation software reports surface area using alternate units. In this case, provide both reported and equivalent SI units in the final written report. It is commonly accepted and customary (in physical adsorption and related fields) to report the (specific) surface area of solids as m 2/g, and, as a convention, many instruments (as well as certificates of reference materials) report surface area as m 2 g -1, instead of using SI units (m 2 kg -1).

1.4  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Standard NumberASTM C1274 - 12
TitleStandard Test Method for Advanced Ceramic Specific Surface Area by Physical Adsorption
Publication Date08 January 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors advanced ceramics, BET surface area, ceramics, krypton adsorption, multipoint surface area, nitrogen adsorption, outgassing, physical adsorption, single point surface area, specific surface area, surface area
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