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Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials

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Entropy is one of the fundamental quantities which links emerging research areas like flexibility and defect engineering in inorganic–organic hybrid materials. Additionally, a delicate balance between entropy and enthalpy can lead to intriguing temperature-driven transitions in such materials. Here, we briefly overview traditional material design principles, highlight the role of entropy in the past and discuss how computational methods can help us to understand and quantify entropic effects in inorganic–organic hybrid materials in the future.

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The article was received on 18 May 2016, accepted on 05 Jul 2016 and first published on 05 Jul 2016


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC02199A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 6316-6324
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    Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials

    K. T. Butler, A. Walsh, A. K. Cheetham and G. Kieslich, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 6316
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SC02199A

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