Volume 1 Issue 3 March 2016

Volume 1 Issue 3

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) - with their broad range of pores sizes and chemical functionalities -  have shown promise in many applications, including catalysis. In this Review, the chemical, thermal and mechanical stabilities of MOFs, in particular with catalytic uses in mind, are discussed.

 

See Ashlee J. Howarth et al. 1, 15018 (2016).

Aaron Peters

Research Highlights

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Acoustic metamaterials can be used manipulate sound waves with a high degree of control. Their applications include acoustic imaging and cloaking. This Review outlines the designs and properties of these materials, discussing transformation acoustics theory, anisotropic materials and active acoustic metamaterials.

    • Steven A. Cummer
    • , Johan Christensen
    •  & Andrea Alù
  • Review Article |

    Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown promise in a broad range of applications, including catalysis. In this Review, the chemical, thermal and mechanical stabilities of MOFs, in particular with catalytic uses in mind, are discussed.

    • Ashlee J. Howarth
    • , Yangyang Liu
    • , Peng Li
    • , Zhanyong Li
    • , Timothy C. Wang
    • , Joseph T. Hupp
    •  & Omar K. Farha
  • Review Article |

    Single-molecule electronic junctions comprise three components: anchors, electrodes and the molecular bridge. This Review surveys the relationship between the chemical structures and the electronic properties of each component, and extends the discussion to switching functions and the phenomenon of quantum interference.

    • Timothy A. Su
    • , Madhav Neupane
    • , Michael L. Steigerwald
    • , Latha Venkataraman
    •  & Colin Nuckolls
  • Review Article |

    Grafting DNA strands onto colloidal nano- and microparticles endows them with sequence-specific interactions. This Review explains how these interactions emerge from reactions between the strands and how the DNA sequences can add information that tells the particles how to self-assemble.

    • W. Benjamin Rogers
    • , William M. Shih
    •  & Vinothan N. Manoharan