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Lining MOF Pockets to Detect Noxious Gases

A porous material with tailor-made pockets stitched into its structure is a promising material for sensing noxious gases. A thin film of the material,...
metal-organic framework

Super-Adsorbent MOF to Control Humidity

Humidity control is a vital aspect of air conditioning, but high energy requirements make conventional methods expensive and environmentally damaging. Researchers at KAUST have...
metal-organic framework

More Electronic Materials Opened up with New Metal-Organic Framework

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a...
metal-organic frameworks, Airplane Wings, Fingerprints, nanoscale, Optical Trackers

It’s All About the Mix

A marriage between 3-D printer plastic and a versatile material for detecting and storing gases could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries...
hydrogen sensor

Ultra-Fast and Ultra-Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor

A KAIST team made an ultra-fast hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen gas levels under 1% in less than seven seconds. The sensor also...
carbon monoxide

Hints from Hemoglobin Lead to Better Carbon Monoxide Storage

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out of iron-based hemoglobin, leading to painful...
metal-organic framework

Creating a Molecular Super Sponge, from the Ground Up

The ScienceMother Nature does it every day, but building complex materials from the bottom-up using only simple building blocks is incredibly difficult in the...
3D material

Two Simple Building Blocks Produce Complex 3-D Material

Northwestern University scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.Directed by design...
thin air

Scientists Pull Water Out of Thin Air

Taking a page out of science fiction playbooks, scientists have demonstrated breakthrough technology capable of generating water out of dry air using the power...
optoelectronic devices

New Material Makes it Possible to Record Data with Light

To simplify the description of complex effects in quantum mechanics, scientists have introduced a concept of quasiparticles. One of them which is called exciton is an "electron — hole" pair, which provides energy...
MOF-based sensor

A Simple Nose for Noxious Gases

A thin-film chemical sensor coated onto an electrode offers a simple, practical way to detect minute traces of toxic gas. Sensors that use metal-organic...
carbon dioxidevideo

Solid Progress in Carbon Capture

Carbon dioxide capture is a high-profile area of chemical research offering a direct approach to tackling the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. This greenhouse...
Carbon Capture

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in...
Kidney Disease

New Polymer Warns of Dangerous Kidney Disease

The chemical heart of low-cost diagnostic tools capable of detecting the early stages of kidney disease may, in the near future, be a special...
supercapacitor

New Kind of Supercapacitor Made Without Carbon

Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver intense bursts...
Fabric

‘Nano-Kebab’ Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents

Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)...
3-D Structure

A New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of Molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that...
metal-organic frameworks

Hot ‘new’ material found to exist in nature

Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks
electronic nose

Electronic Nose Detects Pesticides and Nerve Gas

The best-known electronic nose is the breathalyser. As drivers breathe into the device, a chemical sensor measures the amount of alcohol in their breath....
nuclear fuel

New material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel...

Computer modeling helps pinpoint best material out of a hundred thousand options