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Analytical chemistry

Defects visualized in porous solids

The use of confocal fluorescence microscopy to image defects in crystalline, porous solids known as metal–organic frameworks enables the relationship between the number of defects and the materials' properties to be determined.

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Figure 1: Defect accumulation in metal–organic frameworks.

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Serre, C. Defects visualized in porous solids. Nature 493, 313–314 (2013).

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