Dynamic control of MOF-5 crystal positioning using a magnetic field

Paolo Falcaro, Francois Normandin, Masahide Takahashi, Paolo Scopece, Heinz Amenitsch, Stefano Costacurta, Cara M. Doherty, Jamie S. Laird, Matthew D H Lay, Fabio Lisi, Anita J. Hill, Dario Buso

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Dynamic spatial control of MOF position is obtained by incorporating carbon-coated cobalt nanoparticles within metal organic framework (MOF)-5 crystals. The cobalt framework composite obtained responds efficiently to magnetic stimuli. A luminescent functionality is added, showing that multifunctional MOF devices can be prepared. This new generation of adaptive material is tested as a position-controlled molecular sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3901-3906
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • cobalt nanoparticles
  • framework composite
  • lithography
  • magnetic properties
  • patterning
  • sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Falcaro, P., Normandin, F., Takahashi, M., Scopece, P., Amenitsch, H., Costacurta, S., ... Buso, D. (2011). Dynamic control of MOF-5 crystal positioning using a magnetic field. Advanced Materials, 23(34), 3901-3906. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201101233