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'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for ultimately we've a pictorial advisor to the rock-forming minerals! ...such feasts of color in mineralogy books are infrequent ...an admirable advisor' New Scientist

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Capillary phase diagrams for these systems show that the phase behavior is substantially modified by confinement in the porous material. Isotherms from grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations of these systems exhibit hysteresis loops which resemble those seen in experiments on adsorption in sihca xerogels. The hysteresis in the Monte Carlo simulations is associated with metastability of low density states on the adsorption branch and high density states on the desorption branch of the isotherm.

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