Stress-Based Model for the Breathing of Metal-Organic Frameworks.

  title={Stress-Based Model for the Breathing of Metal-Organic Frameworks.},
  author={Alexander V Neimark and F. Coudert and Anne Boutin and Alain H Fuchs},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry letters},
  volume={1 1},
Gas adsorption in pores of flexible metal-organic frameworks (MOF) induces elastic deformation and structural transitions associated with stepwise expansion and contraction of the material, known as breathing transitions between large pore (lp) and narrow pore (np) phases. We present here a simple yet instructive model for the physical mechanism of this… CONTINUE READING