Structural properties of a series of commercial nongraphitized carbon blacks were studied by means of argon adsorption at 87 K and 77 K. The specific surface area of the samples was calculated using the standard BET method. The micropore volume and external surface area were both calculated by the αs-plot method. Pore volume and adsorption energy distributions were calculated numerically by using the regularization method. The above mentioned quantities obtained from argon adsorption isotherms were compared with those evaluated from nitrogen adsorption at 77 K.
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