A new paper by my former co-worker, Wei Li, on which I am a co-author has just come out! The research our team performed uncovered how the mechanical properties – elasticity, hardness etc. – are dramatically effected by the arrangement of hydrogen bonds between the framework and guest molecules in a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) family. This could result in new materials with mechanical properties that can be tuned precisely to fit their purpose. The citation is on my publications page, and you can get to the article here. Check it out!
Hydrogen bonds control mechanical properties of MOFs