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The Cohan mechanism, also known as the Cohan theory of capillary condensation, describes the condensation of liquid in a cylindrical pore. The Cohan mechanism states that on adsorption, pores do not fill vertically, but instead fill radially. This it thought to explain the hysteretic behavior seen in the adsorption-desorption process for porous materials.


For a given pore radius r, adsorption with radial capillary condensation occurs at


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