We report on bottom-up approach of growing copper nanoparticles by exposing precursor metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) to an electron beam. Using a transmission electron microscope to stimulate and observe the growth, we demonstrate the real time growth of nanometer scale particles inside a model MOF - Cu-BTC. The approach represents the step toward the fabrication of functional nanocomposites.
Electron beam induced nanoparticle growth in metal-organic frameworks
Yuri A. Mezenov, Nikita K. Kulachenkov, Stéphanie Bruyere, Valentin A. Milichko; Electron beam induced nanoparticle growth in metal-organic frameworks. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 December 2020; 2300 (1): 020086. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0031914
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