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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials Colloquium Anthony K. Cheetham


24 March 2011 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Anthony K. Cheetham
Affiliation: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK

Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials; There’s Plenty of Room in the Middle

Date: Thu Mar 24, 2011
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


The study of hybrid inorganic-organic frameworks is one of the most fashionable areas of materials science. The presentation will focus on some aspects of our recent work on hybrid framework, including both nanoporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and dense systems. Recent work on the mechanical properties of MOFs,1 their behaviour under pressure,2 and amorphization3 will be discussed. We shall also examine some of the potential applications of hybrid frameworks in areas such as hydrogen storage,4 batteries,5 magnetism,6 photoluminescence, 7 and multiferroics.8

1. J. C. Tan, T. D. Bennett and A. K. Cheetham , Proc. Natl. Acad. Sc. USA 107, 9938 (2010)

2. S. A. Moggach, T. D. Bennett, and A. K. Cheetham, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. Eng . 48, 7087 (2009)

3. T. D. Bennett, A. L. Goodwin, M. T. Dove, D. A. Keen, M. G. Tucker, E. R. Barney, A. K. Soper, E. G. Bithell, J-C. Tan, A. K. Cheetham Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 115503 (2010)

4. Z. Hulvey, D.A. Sava, J. Eckert, and A.K. Cheetham, Inorg. Chem. 50, 403 (2011)

5. H.H.-M. Yeung, M. Kosa, M. Parrinello, P.M. Forster, and A.K. Cheetham. Cryst. Growth & Design, 11, 221 (2011)

6. P. J. Saines, J. R. Hester, and A. K. Cheetham Phys. Rev. B82, 144435 (2010)

7. J. D. Furman, A. Y. Warner, S. J. Teat, A. A. Mikhailovsky, and A. K. Cheetham, Chem. Mater. 22, 2255 (2010)

8. P. Jain, V. Ramachandran, R. J. Clark, H. D. Zhou, B. H. Toby, N. S. Dalal,H. W. Kroto, and A. K. Cheetham, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 131, 13625 (2009)




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