Volume 22, Issue 39 p. 13758-13763
Concept

Designing, Describing and Disseminating New Materials by using the Network Topology Approach

Prof. Lars Öhrström

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Prof. Lars Öhrström

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, SE-41296 Sweden

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First published: 12 August 2016
Citations: 15

Graphical Abstract

Network connectivity issues: Network topology analysis is applied to many different fields of solid-state chemistry, including examples from metal–organic frameworks, group 14 allotropes and related compounds, ice polymorphs, zeolites, supramolecular (organic) solid-state chemistry, Zintl phases, and cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.

Abstract

This Concept article describes how network topology analysis is applied to different fields of solid-state chemistry. Its usefulness is demonstrated by examples from metal–organic frameworks, group 14 allotropes and related compounds, ice polymorphs, zeolites, supramolecular (organic) solid-state chemistry, Zintl phases, and cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.