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Metal-organic framework and inorganic glass composites

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19598-9 DOI Help

Authors: Louis Longley (University of Cambridge) , Courtney Calahoo (University of Jena) , René Limbach (University of Jena) , Yang Xia (University of Jena) , Joshua M. Tuffnell (University of Cambridge) , Adam F. Sapnik (University of Cambridge) , Michael F. Thorne (University of Cambridge) , Dean S. Keeble (Diamond Light Source) , David A. Keen (ISIS Facility) , Lothar Wondraczek (University of Jena) , Thomas D. Bennett (University of Cambridge)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Nature Communications , VOL 11

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2020
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 20038

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Abstract: Metal-organic framework (MOF) glasses have become a subject of interest as a distinct category of melt quenched glass, and have potential applications in areas such as ion transport and sensing. In this paper we show how MOF glasses can be combined with inorganic glasses in order to fabricate a new family of materials composed of both MOF and inorganic glass domains. We use an array of experimental techniques to propose the bonding between inorganic and MOF domains, and show that the composites produced are more mechanically pliant than the inorganic glass itself.

Journal Keywords: Materials science; Organic–inorganic nanostructures; Structure of solids and liquids

Subject Areas: Materials, Chemistry

Instruments: I15-1-X-ray Pair Distribution Function (XPDF)

Added On: 23/11/2020 15:24


Discipline Tags:

Chemistry Materials Science Metal-Organic Frameworks Composite Materials Metallurgy Organometallic Chemistry

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