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Advanced technologies for the fabrication of MOF thin films

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Abstract

Metal–organic framework (MOF) thin films represent a milestone in the development of future technological breakthroughs. The processability of MOFs as films on surfaces together with their major features (i.e. tunable porosity, large internal surface area, and high crystallinity) is broadening their range of applications to areas such as gas sensing, microelectronics, photovoltaics, and membrane-based separation technologies. Despite the recent attention that MOF thin films have received, many challenges still need to be addressed for their manufacturing and integrability, especially when an industrial scale-up perspective is envisioned. In this brief review, we introduce several appealing approaches that have been developed in the last few years. First, a summary of liquid phase strategies that comprise microfluidic methods and supersaturation-driven crystallization processes is described. Then, gas phase approaches based on atomic layer deposition (ALD) are also presented.

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Submitted
02 Jun 2020
Accepted
10 Aug 2020
First published
28 Sep 2020

This article is Open Access

Mater. Horiz., 2020, Advance Article
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Advanced technologies for the fabrication of MOF thin films

C. Crivello, S. Sevim, O. Graniel, C. Franco, S. Pané, J. Puigmartí-Luis and D. Muñoz-Rojas, Mater. Horiz., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0MH00898B

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