We employ advanced spectroscopic and diffraction or scattering methods to determine the structure of porous materials, to study defects within frameworks, and to inspect interactions between the frameworks and and guest molecules. We try to understand the relations between the structure, properties and activity of new materials.
For this purpose, we use modern methods of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, PDF analysis and ab-initiocomputations.
- the role of defects and functional groups in the frameworks in the adsorption of water and simple alcohols,
- understanding the active sites in hybrid catalysts,
- studies of interactions at the contact of two components in glass composites, etc.