Porous materials

Porous materials are materials with pores (cavities, channels or interstices). The characteristics of a porous material vary depending on the size, arrangement and shape of the pores, as well as the porosity (the ratio of the total pore volume relative to the apparent volume of the material) and composition of the material itself.

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  • News and Views |

    By combining metal ions, organic linkers and polymers, ordered frameworks with controlled crystallite size can form. When fabricated into membranes, they combine superlative CO2/N2 separation properties with good hydrolytic stability.

    • Joshua D. Moon
    •  & Benny D. Freeman
    Nature Materials 18, 92-93
  • News and Views |

    A rigid and easily scalable metal–organic framework is shown to be among the most efficient materials for separating ethylene from ethane.

    • Anastasiya Bavykina
    •  & Jorge Gascon
    Nature Materials 17, 1057-1058
  • Research Highlights |

    Isoporous block copolymer films have useful morphological features, but lack the conductivity necessary for chemiresistive sensing. Combining such films with carbon nanotubes affords new porous composites, whose conductivity is sensitive to guest molecules.

    • Zoe Budrikis