Metal-Organic Framework "Swimmers" with Energy-Efficient Autonomous Motility.

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ACS nano, ISSN: 1936-086X, Vol: 11, Issue: 11, Page: 10914-10923

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
http://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/23107
PMID:
29068658
DOI:
10.1021/acsnano.7b04644
Author(s):
Park, Jun H.; Lach, Slawomir; Polev, Konstantin; Granick, Steve; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.
Publisher(s):
American Chemical Society (ACS); AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Tags:
Materials Science; Engineering; Physics and Astronomy; autonomous motion; collective behavior; metal− organic frameworks; microstructure; surface tension
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Placed at a water/air interface, particles of porphyrin-based MOFs (metal-organic frameworks) cut from large-area films display efficient, multiple-use autonomous motility powered by release of solvents incorporated in the MOF matrix and directionality dictated by their shapes. The particles can be refueled multiple times and can achieve speeds of ca. 200 mm·s with high kinetic energy per unit of chemical "fuel" expended (>50 μJ·g). Efficiency of motion depends on the nature of the fuel used as well as the microstructure and surface wettability of the MOF surface. When multiple movers are present at the interface, they organize into "open" structures that exhibit collective, time-periodic motions.