Dynamic control of MOF-5 crystal positioning using a magnetic field

Paolo Falcaro*, Francois Normandin, Masahide Takahashi, Paolo Scopece, Heinz Amenitsch, Stefano Costacurta, Cara M. Doherty, Jamie S. Laird, Matthew D H Lay, Fabio Lisi, Anita J. Hill, Dario Buso

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Dynamic spatial control of MOF position is obtained by incorporating carbon-coated cobalt nanoparticles within metal organic framework (MOF)-5 crystals. The cobalt framework composite obtained responds efficiently to magnetic stimuli. A luminescent functionality is added, showing that multifunctional MOF devices can be prepared. This new generation of adaptive material is tested as a position-controlled molecular sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3901-3906
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • cobalt nanoparticles
  • framework composite
  • lithography
  • magnetic properties
  • patterning
  • sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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