ALD and MOFs

Metal-organic framework materials are porous compounds composed of an an array of well-defined nanoscale metal or metal-based clusters connected geometrically by organic linker groups.  Our work focuses on novel methods for MOF-fiber composite synthesis for practical, mobile application. This includes understanding and demonstrating how various metal oxides and other materials deposited by ALD can be used to promote formation of metal-organic framework crystals and thin films for advanced catalysis and other applications.

The figure on the left shows one MOF-fiber composite made in our lab used for chemical warfare agent protection.



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