Thursday, 31 August 2023

Clip off and rearrange: new MOF materials synthesized by selective bond breaking

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) created new materials of the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) family using an innovative technique, based on cleavage of covalent bonds in known MOFs and consequent structural reorganization. This approach, inspired by the ‘Clip-Off Chemistry’ previously developed by the authors, is presented in a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).

Thursday, 20 July 2023

Heat, this way only: new heterogeneous multi-layer materials allow thermal transport control

A paper recently published in ‘Nano Letters’ introduces two types of hetero-structured materials, grown by epitaxy on a large area, that exhibit remarkable thermal properties. In particular, the ultralow thermal conductivity along the cross-layer direction allows for heat management application in electronic devices. This study was coordinated by former and current ICN2 researchers.