In April 1993, Micromeritics introduced DFT V1.00, the first commercially available software package offering a practical method to routinely analyze experimental adsorption isotherms using methods based on modern theoretical physical chemistry. It was the culmination of an investigation by J.P. Olivier and W.B. Conklin into a method by which the power of density functional theory (DFT) could be utilized by any researcher or laboratory technician with a desktop computer.
Today, Micromeritics continues work in the area of isotherm data analysis and is proud to introduce a new series of NL (non-local) DFT models for characterizing porous carbons. These new models are based on recent work by J. Jagiello and J.P. Olivier. The set also includes the new 2-D models, first described in the November 2009 edition of the Journal of Physical Chemistry. For more information, click here.