The grand canonical ensemble Monte Carlo simulation and density-functional theory are applied to calculate the structures, local mole fractions, and adsorption isotherms of binary hard-core Yukawa mixtures in a slitlike pore as well as the radial distribution functions of bulk mixtures. The excess Helmholtz energy functional is a combination of the modified fundamental measure theory of Yu and Wu [J. Chem. Phys. 117, 10156 (2002)] for the hard-core contribution and a corrected mean-field theory for the attractive contribution. A comparison of the theoretical results with the results from the Monte Carlo simulations shows that the corrected theory improves the density profiles of binary hard-core Yukawa mixtures in the vicinity of contact over the original mean-field theory. Both the present corrected theory and the simulations suggest that depletion and desorption occur at low temperature, and the local segregation can be observed in most cases. For binary mixtures in the hard slitlike pore, the present corrected theory predicts more accurate surface excesses than the original one does, while in the case of the attractive pore, no improvement is found in the prediction of a surface excess of the smaller molecule.
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