Thermodynamic insight into stimuli-responsive behaviour of soft porous crystals

@inproceedings{Vanduyfhuys2017ThermodynamicII,
  title={Thermodynamic insight into stimuli-responsive behaviour of soft porous crystals},
  author={Louis Vanduyfhuys and Sven M J Rogge and Jelle Wieme and Steven Vandenbrande and Guillaume Maurin and Michel Waroquier and Veronique Van Speybroeck},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
  year={2017}
}
Knowledge of the thermodynamic potential in terms of the independent variables allows to characterize the macroscopic state of the system. However, in practice, it is difficult to access this potential experimentally due to irreversible transitions that occur between equilibrium states. A showcase example of sudden transitions between (meta)stable equilibrium states is observed for soft porous crystals possessing a network with long-range structural order, which can transform between various… CONTINUE READING