Entropy is one of the fundamental quantities which links emerging research areas like flexibility and defect engineering in inorganic-organic hybrid materials. Additionally, a delicate balance between entropy and enthalpy can lead to intriguing temperature-driven transitions in such materials. Here, we briefly overview traditional material design principles, highlight the role of entropy in the past and discuss how computational methods can help us to understand and quantify entropic effects in inorganic-organic hybrid materials in the future.
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The work at Bath has been supported by the European Research Council (Grant no. 277757) and the EPSRC (Grant no. EP/M009580/1 and EP/J017361/1). GK thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, for financial support (KI1870). GK and AKC gratefully thanks the Ras Al Khamiah Center for Advanced Materials for financial support. GK thanks Prof Roland A. Fischer for inspiring discussions.
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