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Special Issue "Metal Organic Frameworks in Energy Storage"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019.
Professor / School of Chem Eng
Senior Group Leader/ Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) The University of Queensland, Australia
Interests: Inorganic Chemistry; Materials Chemistry
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School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland, Australia
Interests: synthesis of organic and inorganic materials; nanoarchitecture; covalent organic framework; nanoporous materials; catalyst; energy storage; bio-applications
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Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanoporous Functional Materials
Special Issue in Polymers: Polymer-Based Soft Electronics
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted considerable attention for various applications because of their high adsorption capacities relative to other porous materials. By use of different organic and inorganic constituents, MOFs can be prepared in a variety of sizes, shapes and with different porosities and surface functionalities. Thus, MOFs and their derivatives have potential applications in clean energy storage, such as batteries, catalysis, supercapacitors, etc. This Special Issue explores scientific advances of MOFs in energy storage applications and includes research articles focusing on experimental studies, as well prospective discussing practical applications.
Prof. Dr. Rahul R. Salunkhe
Prof. Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi
Dr. Jeonghun Kim
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- metal-organic framework
- energy storage
- nanoporous carbons
- metal oxides
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Title: Predicting the Features of Small Molecule Gas Adsorption in Large-Pore Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Storage
Author: George Manos 1, Lawrence J. Dunne 2,3,*
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE, UK; [email protected]
2 School of Engineering, London South Bank University, London SE1 0AA, UK; [email protected]
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
Abstract: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have become the focus of a World-wide effort to exploit their unique properties in a wide range of energy applications. Because of their high absorbency they have very significant potential for gas separation and storage particularly methane and hydrogen for vehicles. Here we present the results of a fundamental theoretical study of small molecule adsorption in a generic large-pore MOF with the purpose of identifying features important in gas storage. In this approach we consider a quasi-one dimensional statistical mechanical model of gas adsorption in a metal-organic framework (MOF) with both narrow and large pores which is solved exactly by a transfer matrix method in the Osmotic Ensemble. The model successfully describes the shape of gas adsorption isotherms in MOFs which reflect structural transitions induced by adsorption. Of great significance for gas storage we find two regions of negative gas adsorption where gas pressure causes collapse of the structure. These transitions can be driven by applied mechanical pressure and possibly utilised in an engine to release adsorbed gas from the MOF. The factors which govern this negative gas adsorption are identified.