In the first book dedicated to this rapidly expanding research area, Mechanical Behaviour of Metal-Organic Framework Materials, provides a convenient introduction to how chemistry determines structure-mechanical property relationships and functional performance. Much of the research efforts in metal-organic framework (MOF) and hybrid framework materials focus on synthesis and adsorption related properties. But practical applications of MOFs require a precise understanding of mechanical properties and knowledge of structure-property relationships, to ensure robustness in device manufacturing and mechanical resilience for long-term performance. Readers will learn through key experimental and theoretical techniques for studying MOF mechanical properties including elastic and plastic behaviour, framework dynamics, high-pressure response, rate effects, anomalous mechanical behaviour and failure mechanisms. Edited by a pioneer of the field and with contributions by leading researchers developing the new science of "MOF Mechanics", this book is suitable for both students and researchers who are new to the field.
About the Author
JC Tan is Professor of Nanoscale Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University. He obtained his BEng (1st Class) and MEng in Mechanical & Materials Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1999) and Nanyang Technological University (2001), respectively. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University (2005), working in the field of porous composite materials. He heads the Multifunctional Materials & Composites (MMC) Group at Oxford since 2012 (www2.eng.ox.ac.uk/tan). In the emerging field of MOF mechanics, he has contributed to pioneering studies in elastic anisotropy of framework crystals, nanoindentation of MOF compounds, dynamics of open frameworks and terahertz vibrations.