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iCeMS Furukawa Lab Seminar: Prof Yamil J Colón

May 28, 2019

This notice is to inform you of an upcoming seminar, all researchers are welcomed to attend. No registration is required.

Prof Yamil J Colón

University of Notre Dame, USA

Computational Design and Discoveryof Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are nanoporous crystalline materials comprised of inorganic and organic building blocks. The modular nature of MOFs provides the opportunity to modify and tailor structural properties towards particular applications. As such, these materials have received great attention for applications such as gas storage, separations, catalysis, and drug delivery. The possible combinations and modifications of the building blocks result in a virtually limitless number of possible structures. This variety, however, presents the challenge of finding promising candidates among the vast number of potential structures. Computer simulations are needed to sift through the material landscape, reveal structure-property relationships, and identify promising candidates. In this talk I will first discuss the use of high-throughput computational screening techniques in the context of hydrogen storage. The usage of these techniques allowed for the identification and subsequent experimental realization of a novel structure with a rare topology. Finally, I will present the use of enhanced sampling techniques to model the self-assembly of MOFs. The simulations reveal free energy barriers that arise from structural rearrangements preceding MOF formation. More generally, the calculations represent a key step towards assessing the synthetic viability of novel MOF structures.

Date/Time Wednesday, May 28, 2019, 14:30-16:00
Venue 2nd floor Seminar Room (#A207), iCeMS Main Building (#77), Kyoto University
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Registration Not required
Language English
Host and contact Shuhei Furukawa Lab, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University
furukawa-g [at] icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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