Electrically Conducting Microporous Frameworks

This invention is a novel zeotype material with temperature activated electrically conducting properties. This opens the opportunity for significant improvements in a wide variety of areas including charge storage applications, chemical catalysis, adsorption and separation reactions. As a conductor, the high pore density and uniform pore size of this new material can provide greater energy density for capacitors, supercapacitors, battery electrodes, and ion conducting membranes (an 8-fold improvement in energy density has already been demonstrated). Manipulating the charge of this material also creates an electrically active framework that can be used to control catalytic, adsorption or separation processes. This material may also be useful to enable the development of novel memory and optoelectronic devices.
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Li Chen
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Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
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Victoria Soghomonian
Jean Heremans