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ICN2 Thesis Defence - Civan Avci 
Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:00
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PhD:Civan Avci

Director: ICREA Prof.Daniel Maspoch and Dr. Inhar Imaz 

Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8: Control of particle size, and shape and its self-assembly

Abstract:

This study aims to bring new insights on the controlled manipulation of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials with nano-scale precision and its consequences in the final properties and applications. Here, we formed a bridge between MOFs and nanotechnology; which means, linked the classical bulk properties of MOFs with novel functions that can arise upon the manipulation at the nano-scale. We demonstrated that zeolitic-imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8), which is one of the mostly studied MOF in the literature, can be engineered at the nano-scale by synthetic and post-synthetic approaches. We exploited the anisotropic nature of ZIF-8 crystals to do top-down and bottom-up shaping of colloidal particles in different architectures and compositions. These engineered particles can be used in different applications (e.g. cascade catalysis). Also, highly monodisperse ZIF-8 particles were synthesized and used in the 3-dimensional self-assembly of ordered superstructures that can behave as photonic crystals.

Location ICN2 Seminar Hall, ICN2 Building, UAB
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https://icn2.cat/en/events/eventdetail/956/zeolitic-imidazolate-framework-8-control-of-particle-size-and-shape-and-its-self-assembly

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