Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Don't call them stiff: Metal organic frameworks show unexpected flexibility

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are proving to be incredibly flexible with a myriad of potential applications including as antimicrobial agents, hydrogen-storage materials and solar-cell components. And despite their rigid-sounding name, researchers are reporting that MOF structures are also dynamic -- much more so than previously thought. This discovery could lead to the synthesis of brand-new types of materials.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1fHjCVu
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