(MOFs for energy and the environment: Faraday Discussion) 將于2021年6 月23-25日在英國曼徹斯特舉辦。
本次法拉第討論會圍繞 MOFs 在能源與環境中的應用 (MOFs for energy and the environment) 展開，借由法拉第討論會獨特的討論形式，通過參會者之間開放且激烈的討論，為解決該研究領域的開放式問題以及挑戰提供了一個絕佳的機會。本次法拉第討論會共有以下四個主題：
1、Fundamental studies and design of MOFs. We will discuss methods of synthesis and characterisation of MOFs in the context of their applications. Key challenges in the field are in the design and synthesis of polyfunctional robust materials, the formation of MOF-hybrids, multi-composite systems and defect structures, and the characterisation of these using spectroscopic, analytical and structural methods.
2、Applications of MOFs. In this session, we will discuss how to develop real applications for MOFs in the energy and environment fields. There is plenty of scope to develop new applications for MOFs in the coming years, particularly in nuclear energy, water management and surface coatings, adding to their established applications in areas such as substrate storage, selectivity and purification, proton conductivity and transport, photo- and electro-chemistry, and catalysis.
3、Theory and modelling of MOFs. A key challenge in the field is the use of computation to predict, analyse and deliver new ideas to give synthetic targets and to explain why materials work or not. This session will discuss the applicability of theory and modelling to the analysis of MOF properties and synthetic routes.
4、Commercialisation of MOFs. Commercial activity relating to MOFs has recently developed apace. We will discuss how to achieve commercial viability of MOF technologies and how to deliver these to the marketplace. We will also consider the barriers and challenges in achieving commercialisation, and examine how a successful spin out can be achieved.