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Movies of a growth mechanism

Nature volume 523, pages 535536 (30 July 2015) | Download Citation

A microscopy technique has been used to study the formation and growth of crystals of porous solids known as metal–organic frameworks in real time. The findings will aid the design of methods for making these useful compounds.

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  1. Krista S. Walton is at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA.

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