Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are remarkable materials which have great potential for different applications where an accessible surface area is a critical feature. However, the ability to control the position of MOFs is also crucial for their use in many devices. Paolo Falcaro et al from the CSIRO, Australia present a review on the current technologies that enable precise positioning of MOFs onto different platforms.
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Not only does this review demonstrate examples of devices in which the control of MOF position and functionalization will play a major technological role, but the authors have also provided video material clearly demonstrating the various techniques. The growth of MOFs can be controlled on different substrate with the intention of providing protocols suitable for MOF-based device fabrication. Watch the video’s for demonstrations of each technique. The full collection of videos can be viewed on our related content page.