Organic–inorganic nanostructures articles from across Nature Portfolio

An organic-inorganic nanostructure is a nanoscale structure (that is, a structure with single units sized between 1 and 1000 nanometres) composed of an intimate combination of inorganic and organic components. As such, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are an example of an organic-inorganic nanostructure.

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    Epitaxial heterostructures of multi-dimensional halide perovskites are demonstrated by ligand-assisted welding, providing a platform for realizing hybrid systems with unique combined properties.

    • Michele De Bastiani
    •  & Giulia Grancini
    Nature Materials 21, 1000-1002
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    Among the tens of thousands of reported hybrid organic–inorganic crystals, only a small fraction of them are known to form a stable liquid upon heating. Now, a family of hybrid perovskites is shown to melt and, upon cooling, form glasses with a compelling combination of properties.

    • Morten M. Smedskjaer
    •  & Søren S. Sørensen
    Nature Chemistry 13, 723-724
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    Iridescent mother of pearl sports a complex structure that eludes standard imaging techniques. Now, a nanotomographic method provides high resolution 3D insight into the topological defects underpinning this composite material.

    • Rebecca A. Metzler
    Nature Physics 17, 304-305
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    Creation of bioinspired ion channels that separate ions without compromising selectivity, conductivity or rectification ability has long been a challenge. Integration of metal–organic frameworks into asymmetric nanopore membranes overcomes this limitation.

    • Alexandre Legrand
    •  & Shuhei Furukawa
    Nature Materials 19, 701-702