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Mechanistic Investigation of Gas Storage and Separation in Porous Framework Materials Using Neutron Scattering
NIST Center for Neutron Research
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Porous framework materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks) 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 scattering techniques are used to investigate the gas adsorption in a variety of porous framework materials. The experimental findings, combined with first principles density functional theory calculations, provide us highly valuable mechanistic insights on gas storage and separation in these materials.
Cui X, et al: "Pore chemistry and size control in hybrid porous materials for acetylene capture from ethylene". Science 353: 141-144, 2016
Wang H, et al: "A Flexible Microporous Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework for Gas Sorption and Separation". Journal of the American Chemical Society 137: 9963-9970, 2015
He Y, Zhou W, Qian G, Chen B: "Methane storage in metal-organic frameworks". Chemical Society Reviews 43: 5657-5678, 2014
Metal organic frameworks; Gas adsorption; Gas storage; Gas separation; Neutron scattering; Neutron diffraction; Density functional theory; Porous materials; Organic synthesis;
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