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Title: Engineering Precisely Controlled Negative and Zero Thermal Expansion Behaviors in Metal-Organic Frameworks.

Abstract

Positive thermal expansion can cause significant stress or even catastrophic device failure in applications where materials are placed in confined environments. At material interfaces such as coatings, thermal expansion effects can also lead to cracking and peeling behavior. The ability to impart controlled thermal expansion properties in an array of designs via additive manufacturing technologies would mitigate such problems and bring significant value to various materials science and engineering challenges. Negative thermal expansion materials are of interest for composite material applications whereby they can compensate for the behavior of a positive thermal expansion matrix. This Truman Fellowship LDRD research project presents complimentary experimental and molecular modeling results towards the fundamental understanding and development of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials with controlled thermal expansion properties. Design strategies for imparting precisely tailored negative, zero, and positive thermal expansion regimes in MOFs are studied and the implications of these design strategies for the use of MOFs as an emergent negative thermal expansion material class are examined. Challenges towards exploiting this nanoscale behavior at length scales relevant to composite material systems are introduced. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I will be forever grateful to the Truman Fellowship Selection Committee for providing me with the opportunity to pursue this researchmore » project. The unique opportunity to carry out this exciting scientific research with all of the resources and support that Sandia has to offer has been a truly rewarding experience. I would like to especially thank Yolanda Moreno for her endless assistance throughout my time as a Truman Fellow. It is hard to imagine a more supportive and stimulating scientific environment to carry out this research. I would also like to thank all of my colleagues and the individuals that have collaborated with me throughout this Fellowship, both internal and external to Sandia. Many of you appear as co-authors on the publications resulting from this LDRD, including especially fruitful collaborations with researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Amsterdam. I cannot express enough my gratitude for the significant role that you all played in shaping my educational experience and the success during my time at Sandia as a Truman Fellow.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1561441
Report Number(s):
SAND2019-10497
679115
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Burtch, Nicholas C. Engineering Precisely Controlled Negative and Zero Thermal Expansion Behaviors in Metal-Organic Frameworks.. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1561441.
Burtch, Nicholas C. Engineering Precisely Controlled Negative and Zero Thermal Expansion Behaviors in Metal-Organic Frameworks.. United States. doi:10.2172/1561441.
Burtch, Nicholas C. Sun . "Engineering Precisely Controlled Negative and Zero Thermal Expansion Behaviors in Metal-Organic Frameworks.". United States. doi:10.2172/1561441. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1561441.
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title = {Engineering Precisely Controlled Negative and Zero Thermal Expansion Behaviors in Metal-Organic Frameworks.},
author = {Burtch, Nicholas C},
abstractNote = {Positive thermal expansion can cause significant stress or even catastrophic device failure in applications where materials are placed in confined environments. At material interfaces such as coatings, thermal expansion effects can also lead to cracking and peeling behavior. The ability to impart controlled thermal expansion properties in an array of designs via additive manufacturing technologies would mitigate such problems and bring significant value to various materials science and engineering challenges. Negative thermal expansion materials are of interest for composite material applications whereby they can compensate for the behavior of a positive thermal expansion matrix. This Truman Fellowship LDRD research project presents complimentary experimental and molecular modeling results towards the fundamental understanding and development of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials with controlled thermal expansion properties. Design strategies for imparting precisely tailored negative, zero, and positive thermal expansion regimes in MOFs are studied and the implications of these design strategies for the use of MOFs as an emergent negative thermal expansion material class are examined. Challenges towards exploiting this nanoscale behavior at length scales relevant to composite material systems are introduced. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I will be forever grateful to the Truman Fellowship Selection Committee for providing me with the opportunity to pursue this research project. The unique opportunity to carry out this exciting scientific research with all of the resources and support that Sandia has to offer has been a truly rewarding experience. I would like to especially thank Yolanda Moreno for her endless assistance throughout my time as a Truman Fellow. It is hard to imagine a more supportive and stimulating scientific environment to carry out this research. I would also like to thank all of my colleagues and the individuals that have collaborated with me throughout this Fellowship, both internal and external to Sandia. Many of you appear as co-authors on the publications resulting from this LDRD, including especially fruitful collaborations with researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Amsterdam. I cannot express enough my gratitude for the significant role that you all played in shaping my educational experience and the success during my time at Sandia as a Truman Fellow.},
doi = {10.2172/1561441},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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