Metal organic frameworks with exceptional gas storage capacity

Matthew R. Hill, Aaron W. Thornton, Kate M. Nairn, Kenji Sumida, Anita J. Hill

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The challenges surrounding the realization of viable hydrogen or methane storage by adsorption means are described. We have employed metal-organic frameworks due to their exceptional surface areas. Advancement of gas storage requires the development of metal-organic frameworks based on light metals so that the weight percentage of gas stored may be increased, and the operating temperature must be increased by control of the potential energy for adsorption well depth. We describe possible solutions to each of these challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICONN 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) 2010 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 22 Feb 201026 Feb 2010
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) 2010
Abbreviated titleICONN 2010


  • Beryllium
  • Fullerene
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Metal organic framework
  • Methane storage

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