Synthesis and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) at the atomic scale


This project involves the growth of 2D conducting metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in ultra-high vacuum (UHV) and subsequent characterisation with atomic resolution using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM). Conductive 2D MOF networks are recently discovered materials, resulting from square planar complexation of late transition metals and some simple polyaromatic hydrocarbon ligands. Within the context of gas sensing we are particularly interested in the interaction of the MOF with small reactive molecules such as ammonia and nitrogen oxides.

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