NuMat Technologies is a materials technology company committed to enabling fundamental performance shifts in the gas storage and separations industries. We do so by tailor-designing nanoporous materials - specifically metal-organic frameworks (mofs) - for high-value applications which critically depend on material performance. Compared to currently used sorbents - zeolites and activated carbon - mofs possess two game-changing properties: performance and tunability. In performance, their internal surface area is an order of magnitude larger than other options. This means that gas molecules have significantly more contact area with the sorbent, drastically increasing the amount of adsorbed gas.
Furthermore, mofs offer a very unique property: atomically precise tunability. By adjusting the starting materials used, a near-infinite amount of metal-organic frameworks - all with unique and controllable properties - can be created.
Creator: Benjamin Hernandez, Omar Farha, Christopher Wilmer
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