MOF’s: plastics of the 21st century?

this is a great example of lateral thinking: natural gas would vastly more useful if we could store it without expensive heavy tanks under high pressure, so Christopher Wilmer imagines a new way to store the same amount of gas without high pressure or refrigeration. How? MOF’s (metal organic frameworks) seem to have the magical properties required as “we can engineer the anatomically detailed geometry of our materials” which he compares to how plastic was a revolutionary material of the previous generation.

Solve for X – Christopher Wilmer – Efficient Gas Storage and Separation

Solve for X – Christopher Wilmer – Efficient Gas Storage and Separation – YouTube.

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