Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials
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.
- This article is part of the themed collection: In celebration of Tony Cheetham’s 70th birthday