ChE-602 : The Nanoporous Materials Genome in Action


Event details

Date 01.12.2016 16:0017:00  
Speaker Prof. Berend Smit
Director of the Energy Center and Laboratory of molecular simulation, Faculty of Basic Science, EPFL
Category Conferences - Seminars
It is now possible to make an enormous spectrum of different, novel nanoporous materials simply by changing the building blocks in the synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) or related materials. This unique chemical tunability allows us to tailor-make materials that are optimal for a given application. The promise of finding just the right material seems remote however: because of practical limitations we can only ever synthesize, characterize, and test a tiny fraction of all possible materials. To take full advantage of this development, therefore, we need to develop alternative techniques, collectively referred to as Materials Genomics, to rapidly screen large numbers of materials and obtain fundamental insights into the chemical nature of the ideal material for a given application. In this presentation we will show how one can use this approach to find materials for a range of different energy-related applications.

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