Mechanically Responsive Molecular Crystals

Panče Naumov, Stanislav Chizhik, Manas K. Panda, Naba K. Nath, Elena Boldyreva

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The increasing number of reported examples of mechanically active single crystals promises a bright future for basic research and practical applications of these extraordinary materials. The mechanical profile of structurally ordered materials is directly related to their molecular structure and crystal packing. An understanding of the molecular processes that underlie generation of mechanical response by external force is critically important for target-oriented design of solid materials that will meet the stringent requirement of enhanced mechanical robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12440-12490
Number of pages51
JournalChemical reviews
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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