Micromeritics ASAP 2020

Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Physisorption BET




Accurate and precise surface area and porosimetry measurements are essential to the determination of the effectiveness and quality of a wide variety of materials. The Micromeritics ASAP 2020 integrates multiple gas sorption techniques into a single, convenient table top instrument.

The ASAP 2020 provides maximum versatility over a remarkable range of applications. Sophisticated system features include:

  • Two independent vacuum systems allowing simultaneous preparation of two samples and analysis of another
  • A two-station intelligent degas system or fully automated degassing with precisely controlled heating profiles
  • Intuitive and powerful Windows-based software that includes easy-to-use interactive Wizards™ to help guide you through even the most challenging experiments
  • A highly flexible and interactive reporting system that includes an extremely versatile graphic user interface allowing custom presentation of results.

The instrument is located in 1710 Gilman Hall.  Enquiries should be directed to Brett Boote

FY'20 Rates

The instrument is to be used by students and other researchers.  Significant training is required, including sucessful completion of several tutorials and lessons before you will be authorized to use the instrument.  Staff will NOT provide methods development assistance for this instrument, but will direct you to internet-based BET resources. See the Resources Section of this web page. The hourly rates are listed below.  NOTE:  There is a minimum charge of 1 hour for each use of the instrument.

User Category Instrument Charge Staff Assistance
ISU researchers $11.00 $30
Non-ISU academic researchers $16.50 $45
Non-academic users $33.00 $90



The list below contains links to documents that we have stored "locally" in our ISU website space.  Many more resources, application notes, technical guides and tutorials are available at the Micromeritics website.  To access these you must create a user portal.  Follow these steps:

  1. navigate to the Micromeritics login page http://www.micromeritics.com/Customer-Login.aspx
  2. create a username and password
  3. provide your name, e-mail address, phone number, and ISU address
  4. check the radio button "I use Micromeritics products"
  5. click on "submit registration"

This will take you to an authentication page where you must provide the model and serial number of our instrument.  Authorized users of the instrument have been given this information.  Do not share it with unauthorized users.  You will now have a login portal to all of the technical resources provided by Micromeritics.  Note that you can even download a copy of the software to allow data processing on your own computer.