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Metal-Organic Framework and Inorganic Glass Composites

submitted on 24.03.2020, 11:20 and posted on 24.03.2020, 13:39 by Louis Longley, Courtney Calahoo, Rene Limbach, Joshua M. Tuffnell, Adam Sapnik, Michael Thorne, Dean Keeble, David A. Keen, Lothar Wondraczek, Thomas Bennett

Metal-organic framework (MOF) glasses have become a subject of study due to their novelty as an entirely new category of melt quenched glass and their potential applications in areas such as ion transport and sensing. In this paper we show how MOF glasses can be combined with inorganic glasses, in order to fabricate a new family of optically transparent materials, composed of both MOF and inorganic glass domains. Here, we present the design rules for this family of materials, use an array of experimental techniques to propose the bonding between inorganic and MOF domains, and show that the composites produced are more mechanically pliant than the inorganic glass itself.


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