Single Molecule Traps

Clean energy requires nano-techniques for trapping single molecules rather than populations of molecules while bypassing the perils of surface attachment chemistry. But managing the dynamics of a single molecule has been problematic. Until now...

We have created precise molecule traps, opening up a new avenue of MOF design. Using a trapping method reminiscent of the biomimetic recognition employed by receptors in nature, Single Molecule Traps were structured through elastic ligands and ligand truncation.

Our traps strengthen the interaction with the confining material without the permanence of a chemical reaction. Publications:

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