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Posted by: Amanda Barnard

August 22, 2016

Example of the power of PorosityPlus, from Opletal, G., et al. J. Chem. Phys., 126 (2007) 214705

Many of the important property of materials, composites and aggregates of particles relate to the lack of matter; the voids.

The size, shape, density and distribution pores within a material or network determines the performance of the material in many applications, including gas storage, drug delivery and the integrity of coatings.

PorosityPlus is a pore characterization and analysis code which calculates the porosity, internal surface area and pore size distribution using Monte Carlo integration based methods. By using random volume and surface insertion sampling, material models can be investigated for their accessibility to arbitrary probe sizes which is related to the models adsorption characteristics.

This code is compact and easy to use, and takes as input coordinate geometries from other software in our portfolio, as well as third-party software. Pores and internal surfaces can be output for visualization.

All documentation is provided, with tutorial examples.  This software is released under the CSIRO Open Source Software Licence (Based on MIT/BSD Open Source Licence), and can be cited using: Opletal, George; Barnard, Amanda (2018): PorosityPlus. v1. CSIRO Software Collection.

Version 1.0 is available for download HERE.

For more information contact the Principal Developer, Dr George Opletal (or Project Leader, Dr Amanda Barnard).