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Inorganic chemistry

Movies of a growth mechanism

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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Figure 1: Growth of a metal–organic framework.

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Walton, K. Movies of a growth mechanism. Nature 523, 535–536 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/523535a

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