Special Issue "Synthesis, Modeling, Characterization and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2018)
Dr. Yamil J. Colón
1. Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States;
2. Institute for Molecular Engineering and Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois 60439, United States
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Interests: porous materials; molecular simulation; storage; self-assembly; water
Due to exceptional tunability, and outstanding chemical and physical properties, metal-organic framework (MOF) crystals have captured the imagination of the research community for applications in diverse areas, such as gas storage, drug delivery, sensing, catalysis, separations, and photovoltaics. The study of MOFs has been intense and significant progress has taken place toward the rational design of these materials. Prediction of MOF properties before synthesis has become more accurate, increasingly sophisticated structures have become synthetically accessible, synthesized structures have been characterized more thoroughly, and potential applications continue to increase, with commercial applications starting to emerge. These exciting developments have motivated this Special Issue.
The Special Issue on “Synthesis, Modeling, Characterization, and Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of experimental and simulation results demonstrating: successful and innovative applications of MOFs, elucidation of the structure of MOFs across different scales, rational design and control of MOF structure during synthesis, accurate prediction of MOF properties using computational methods, and discovery of fundamental connections between MOF structure and properties. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.
The topics summarized under the keywords broadly cover examples of the greater number of sub-topics in mind.Prof. Dr. Diego A. Gómez-Gualdrón
Dr. Yamil J. Colón
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- MOF novel structures
- MOF simulation
- MOF characterization
- MOF-hybrid materials
- MOF self-assembly
- MOF rational design