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Mechanistic Investigation of Gas Storage and Separation in Porous Framework Materials Using Neutron Scattering

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.B8527 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Zhou, Wei wzhou@nist.gov 301.975.8169

Description

Porous framework materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks etc.) are promising candidates for many gas storage and separation applications. Rational design of new materials requires fundamental mechanistic understanding of the gas-framework interaction. Neutron diffraction and spectroscopy techniques are used to investigate the gas adsorption in a variety of porous framework materials. The experimental findings, combined with theoretical calculations, provide us highly valuable mechanistic insights on gas storage and separation in these materials.

 

References

R. Lin, et al. "Molecular sieving of ethylene from ethane using a rigid metal-organic framework",  Nature Materials, 17, 1128–1133 (2018).

L. Li, et al. "Ethane/ethylene separation in a metal-organic framework with iron-peroxo sites", Science, 362, 443–446 (2018).

Y. He, et al. "Methane storage in metal-organic frameworks". Chemical Society Reviews, 43, 5657–5678 (2014).

Keywords:
Porous materials; Metal organic frameworks; Gas adsorption; Gas storage; Gas separation; Materials synthesis; Materials characterization; Neutron diffraction; Neutron scattering

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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