Mercury Intrusion Porosimeter (MIP)

Quantachrome , PoreMaster-60




Control of porosity in terms of pore volume, size and their distribution is important across many products and processes. Our Quantachrome PoreMaster-60® uses a 60,000psia (>4100bar) pressure applied to mercury (nonreactive and non-wetting) to penetrate the open porosity in a material, to measure:

  • Porosity content
  • Pore diameter (between >950μm to 3.6nm)
  • Pore volume
  • Bulk and apparent density

Typical analysed materials:

  • Catalysts
  • Surgical implants
  • Electrodes
  • Ceramics
  • Sintered metals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Membranes
  • And many others



Lab: Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL) - Characterisation Laboratory
Location: James Weir Building
G1 1XJ
Owner: Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL)
Contact: Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL)

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