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Lining up metal–organic frameworks

A new report demonstrates an innovative approach to aligning crystallites of metal–organic frameworks such that thin films are created with oriented channels — potentially overcoming one of the major barriers to application of these highly topical materials.

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Figure 1: Characterization of alignment in extended MOF films.


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Champness, N. Lining up metal–organic frameworks. Nature Mater 16, 283–284 (2017).

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