The deformation of short-range order leading to rearrangement of topological network structure in zeolitic imidazolate framework glasses.
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Shi, Z., Arramel, A., Bennett, T., Yue, Y., & Li, N. (2022). The deformation of short-range order leading to rearrangement of topological network structure in zeolitic imidazolate framework glasses.. iScience, 25 (6) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104351
Funder: Wuhan University of Technology
In recent years, the study of the glassy structure of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) has been a key breakthrough in glass science. Yet the theoretical understanding of the structure of these complex materials is still in its infancy, especially the short-range structure. The short-structural disorder of two ZIFs and their corresponding molten structure, namely, ZIF-4 and ZIF-62 are studied, using ab initio simulations. Changes in short-range order are investigated, particularly the changes in bond length, bond angle, and tetrahedral unit volume. Furthermore, the asymmetric distribution of organic groups caused by the benzimidazole functional group leads to the difference in short-range disorder between ZIF-4 and ZIF-62 glasses, which contribute to the glass-forming ability difference.
Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Materials, Materials Science, Materials Structure
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104351
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338585
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