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Mesoporous Materials

Published: June 2008

The baseline time span for this database is (publication years) 1998-February 29, 2008 from the first bimonthly update (a 10-year + 2-month period). The resulting database contained 6,813 (10 years) and 2,422 (2 years) papers; 11,168 authors; 74 nations; 504 journals; and 1,970 institutions.

Top 20 Papers

  10-year period
  2-year period

Top 20 Overall

  Authors
  Institutions
  Journals
  Nations

Research Front Maps

  Map title: Mesoporous Materials
  Map title: Mesostructured Crystalline Thin Films
  Map title: Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas

Time Series

  1- & 5-year periods

Field Distribution

Interviews

  Interviews, first-person essays, and profiles about people in a wide variety of fields which pertain to this special topic of Mesoporous Materials.
   

OVERVIEW

Mesoporous materials are defined as natural or synthetic materials having a pore diameter of 2-50 nm, halfway between the pore sizes that define micro- and macroporous materials. They have a large surface area and are particularly useful for applications in catalysis, separation, and absorption.

ScienceWatch.com has examined the literature on mesoporous materials over the past decade and over the past two years. Using only the specific term "mesoporous," the analysis provides a snapshot view of the research being done in this particular field.

Over the past 10 years, the concentration appears to have been on synthesis and structures of mesoporous materials. Methods of synthesis covered in the top 20 papers from this time period include block copolymer templating, oligomeric surfactant synthesis, and triblock copolymer synthesis, among others. Structures of particular interest include mesoporous materials with hybrid organic/inorganic frameworks and crystalline or semi-crystalline frameworks.

Over the past two years, the focus of the most-cited papers turns to applications of mesoporous materials. These applications include magnetic fluorescent delivery vehicles, mercury ion detection, drug-delivery systems, bone-tissue engineering, and other potential applications in the medical and environmental fields.

Methodology: To construct this database, papers were extracted based on title-supplied keywords for Mesoporous Materials. The keywords used were as follows:

("mesoporous")

The baseline time span for this database is (publication years) 1998-February 29, 2008 from the first bimonthly update (a 10-year + 2-month period). The resulting database contained 6,813 (10 years) and 2,422 (2 years) papers; 11,168 authors; 74 nations; 504 journals; and 1,970 institutions.

Rankings: Once the database was in place, it was used to generate the lists of top 20 papers (two- and ten-year periods), authors, journals, institutions, and nations, covering a time span of1998-February 29, 2008 from the first bimonthly update (a 10-year + 2-month period).

The top 20 papers are ranked according to total cites. Rankings for author, journal, institution, and country are listed in three ways: according to total cites, total papers, and total cites/paper. The paper thresholds and corresponding percentages used to determine scientist, institution, country, and journal rankings according to total cites/paper, and total papers respectively are as follows:

Entity Authors Institutions Nations Journals
Thresholds 24 69 25 3
Percentage: 1% 1% 50% 50%

  



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