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September 2018

Self-assembly of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Nanocrystals into Open Network 2D Structures


Scientific Achievement

An international team of Foundry staff and users have created a method to direct the self-assembly of MOFs and nanocrystals into new types of 2D structures.

Significance and Impact

This is the first time that researchers have been able to guide the self-assembly of organized 2D structures using MOFs and nanocrystals. This development will enable the design of new functional materials for catalysts, energy storage, and more.

Research Details

F. Qiu, J. Edison, Z. Preisler, Y. Zhang, G. Li, A. Pan, C. Hsu, T. M Mattox, P. Ercius, C. Song, K. Bustillo, M.A. Brady, E.W. Zaia, S. Jeong, J.B. Neaton, S. Du, S. Whitelam, J.J. Urban. Angew. Chem. (2018). 10.1002/anie.201807776