After a bit of a down period, we finally published our predictive paper on ligand design for increasing the distance of magnetic order in metal-organic frameworks.
In summary, orbital symmetry and the extended helical nature of the ligand promotes long-range super exchange.
We have experiments in the pipeline to show this, but you always look better with the theory first.
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Quantum mechanics of coffee extraction?!?! An idea we cooked up in the coffee shop on
a lazy Sunday morning has become my first communicating author paper. I am proud to have
written this with my friends and colleagues, Maxwell and Lesley Colonna-Dashwood; the
former is the 2014 UK Barista Champion. Go visit their shop and see this science in action! Find all my publications here.
On the same day that Linus Pauling's third eye was accepted,
a very different paper of mine was also accepted to a premier journal for cross-disciplinary chemistry; JACS.
This paper explores the ionisation potentials of metal-organic frameworks, a previously impossible quantity to recover.
With this we can now design better devices, light harvesters and catalysts. Find all my publications here.
My first publication of 2014 kicks off with a ripper in Chemical Science.
The paper is on the topic of three-electron two-centred bonds, a Linus Pauling idea (left).
Whilst not my primary research area, this is a solid piece of provocative work that I hope causes endless pain for new synthetic PhD students,
as they will no doubt try and prove it wrong! Find all my publications here.