Nanoporous Materials Explorer
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Using the Nanoporous Explorer App
- 3 Material Classes
- 4 Material Classes
Nanoporous materials are defined as materials having a porosity at the scale of less than 100 nm and often have pores comparable to the size of individual molecules. This gives rise to a series of unique properties, making nanoporous materials useful for industrially important applications such as gas storage, separations, catalysis, et cetera. A vast number of unique nanoporous materials can be created, varying in chemical composition and pore topology. Thousands such materials have already been synthesized and hundreds of thousand hypothetical materials have been computationally predicted. In addition, a considerable number of computational screening studies have appeared in the literature that examine the potential of nanoporous materials for a series of applications. This has generated a substantial amount of data that cannot be presented efficiently by traditional publications. To address this, the Nanoporous Explorer App provides a platform for the aggregation and presentation of data related to nanoporous materials and their properties in an interactive way. The app aims to ease the access to the available information in a way that was not previously possible and enable the identification of promising materials based on their performance and properties. The data for the Nanoporous Explorer App are predicted, measured, and/or maintained by the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC), www.chem.umn.edu/nmgc/index.html. This manual covers the description of the classes of materials and type of properties currently accessible.