Seminar: Prof Andrew Goodwin - Dwyer Lecture - Order, Disorder, Flexibility, Function

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 11:40am – Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:40pm  |  Chem Sci M10

Speaker: Prof Andrew Goodwin

This talk will explore the dual roles of mechanical flexibility and
structural disorder in modern materials chemistry. The central question
is: how might we exploit the concepts of flexibility and disorder to
design materials with unexpected and useful physical properties? The
talk will explore the perhaps unexpected link between these two
concepts, together with the central role played by geometry [1].
Specific examples will likely include negative compressibility in
framework materials [2], polarisation in organic polymer additives [3],
and nano-vortices in some simple inorganic coordination compounds [4].

[1] Nature 521, 303 (2015)
[2] Nature Mater 12, 212 (2013)
[3] Angew Chem Int Ed 56, 4432 (2017)
[4] Nature Chem 8, 442 (2016)