Molecular Materials Group
School of Chemistry
University of Sydney
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Sam Duyker

Dr Sam Duyker

Postdoctoral Fellow


Previous Studies

BSc (Hons), University of Sydney, 2006
PhD, University of Sydney, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, ANSTO, 2011-2014
Endeavour Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 2015

Research Areas

The design and characterisation of structures that respond to external stimuli such as heat, pressure, and the presence of guest molecules; Negative Thermal Expansion (NTE) materials, highly compressible networks, lithium-ion battery materials, and metal-organic frameworks for gas separation; Neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering, and DFT/molecular dynamics calculations for investigating these materials

  1. J.E. Auckett, S.H. Ogilvie, S.G. Duyker, P.D. Southon, C.J. Kepert, V.K. Peterson, Flexible yttrium coordination geometry inhibits “bare-metal” guest-interactions in the metal-organic framework Y(btc), Energies, 2016, 9(10), 836. doi:10.3390/en9100836

  2. S.G. Duyker, V.K. Peterson, G.J. Kearley, A.J. Studer, C.J. Kepert, Extreme compressibility in LnFe(CN)6 coordination framework materials via molecular gears and torsion springs, Nature Chem., 2016, 8, 270–275. DOI:10.1038/nchem.2431

  3. L.J. McCormick, S.G. Duyker, A.W. Thornton, C.S. Hawes, M.R. Hill, V.K. Peterson, S.R. Batten, D.R. Turner, Ultramicroporous MOF with high concentration of vacant CuII sites, Chem. Mater., 2014, 26(15), 4640–4646. DOI:10.1021/cm502189c

  4. S.G. Duyker, G.J. Halder, P.D. Southon, D.J. Price, A.J. Edwards, V.K. Peterson, C.J. Kepert, Topotactic structural conversion and hydration-dependent thermal expansion in robust LnMIII(CN)6·nH2O and flexible ALnFeII(CN)6·nH2O frameworks (A = Li, Na, K; Ln = La-Lu, Y; M = Co, Fe; 0 < n < 5), Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 3409–3417. DOI:10.1039/C4SC00809J

  5. S.H. Ogilvie, S.G. Duyker, P.D. Southon, V.K. Peterson, C.J. Kepert, Identification of bridged CO2 binding in a Prussian blue analogue using neutron powder diffraction, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49(82), 9404–9406. DOI:10.1039/C3CC46019C

  6. S.G. Duyker, V.K. Peterson, G.J. Kearley, A.J. Ramirez-Cuesta, C.J. Kepert, Negative thermal expansion in LnCo(CN)6 (Ln = La, Pr, Sm, Ho, Lu, Y): mechanisms and compositional trends, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 125(20), 5374–5378. DOI:10.1002/anie.201300619

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Molecular Materials Group - School of Chemistry - The University of Sydney - NSW 2006 - Australia
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