Things MOFs do, a Journey Skirting the Edges of Sanity
- TH Department Seminar
- Date: Jul 6, 2023
- Time: 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Prof. Harald Oberhofer
- Universität Bayreuth, Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik, Bayreuth, Germany
- Location: https://zoom.us/j/98524277685?pwd=QVREbDVmSllkSmkySDc3S0lQNXpmdz09
- Room: Meeting ID: 985 2427 7685 | Passcode: 258929
- Host: TH Department
In my presentation I will illustrate this on a number of examples from my own research, both past and ongoing, examining various MOF properties, how to compute them, and which potential pitfalls to expect. Specifically, I will talk about the functionalisation of the organic linkers can lead to interesting functionality such as the opening and closing of pores within the MOF through the application of electric fields or light. Further, I will show how the exchange of metal centres or even the filling of a MOF's pores with inert gas molecules can influence its electron conductive properties. For this case I will also show how much work goes into the alignment of theory and experiment. Finally, I will discuss our ongoing work on the transport of ions MOFs.
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