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Themed collection Cooperative phenomena in framework materials

About this collection

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the papers which will be presented at our Faraday Discussion on Cooperative phenomena in framework materials taking place in Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan in May 2020. More information about the event may be found here: http://rsc.li/framework-fd2020. Additional articles will be added to the collection as they are published. The final versions of all the articles presented and a record of the live discussions will be published after the event.

There has been exponential growth in the number of nanoporous framework materials reported in the scientific literature over recent years, with thousands of new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), molecular framework materials, inorganic framework materials, and supramolecular frameworks. These novel families of materials open up new horizons in practically all branches of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.

This topic combines both fundamental and applied aspects. The Faraday Discussion format, with its unique focus on open and spirited discussion between key players, will give the community an unparalleled opportunity to identify the open questions and challenges in the field, which is still being shaped as it grows, as well as the best ways to address them.