Coordination polymers for next generation energy storage

Hamish H-M Yeung

ICYS-MANA researcher

Coordination polymers, framework-like materials constructed from metal-based nodes and organic linkers, have recently shown potential in many diverse applications, including gas sorption, small molecule sensing, ferroelectrics and non-linear compressibility. Their attractiveness stems from the multitude of possible framework components available, but control over the structure and formation of new phases is still poorly understood. This presentation will cover some recent work that has revealed fundamental factors involved in coordination polymer phase behaviour, and look forward towards how we can use this knowledge to design new materials for energy storage in, for example, lithium-ion batteries.