Function from configurational degeneracy in disordered framework materials

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftForschungsartikelBeigetragenBegutachtung


  • Emily M. Reynolds - , University of Oxford (Autor:in)
  • Emma H. Wolpert - , University of Oxford (Autor:in)
  • Alistair R. Overy - , University of Oxford (Autor:in)
  • Luke Mizzi - , University of Malta, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Autor:in)
  • Arkadiy Simonov - , University of Oxford, ETH Zurich (Autor:in)
  • Joseph N. Grima - , University of Malta (Autor:in)
  • Stefan Kaskel - , Professur für Anorganische Chemie (I) (AC1) (Autor:in)
  • Andrew L. Goodwin - , University of Oxford (Autor:in)


The existence of correlated disorder in molecular frameworks is an obvious mechanism by which unusual cooperative phenomena might be realised. We show that the use of local-symmetry lowering approaches can allow ostensibly high-symmetry framework structures to harbour exotic disordered states often studied in the context of spin lattice models. These states exhibit strongly cooperative behaviour that might be exploited in anomalous mechanical, host/guest, and information storage behaviour. Our contribution focuses in particular on the concepts of (i) combinatorial mechanics, (ii) adaptive flexibility, and (iii) error-correcting data storage in framework materials.


Seiten (von - bis)241-254
FachzeitschriftFaraday discussions
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021

Externe IDs

PubMed 33089859