High pressure studies of metal organic framework materials

Stephen A. Moggach*, Alexander J. Graham, Anna Muszkiewicz, Carole A. Morrison

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This paper gives a brief overview of our recent work in the field of high pressure structural studies of metal organic framework materials. These are nanoporous materials which have found widespread application in the fields of gas separation and storage. Pressure provides a convenient tool to modify pore size and content without the need to alter the material chemically. Our techniques (high pressure single crystal diffraction and density functional theory) have allowed us to determine how the molecular frameworks change as a function of external pressure. The results have been surprising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Density functional theory
  • High pressure single crystal measurements
  • Metal organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering


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