High-Quality Metal-Organic Framework Ultrathin Films for Electronically Active Interfaces.

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Currently available methodologies arguably lack the exquisite control required for producing metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films of sufficient quality for electronic applications. By directing MOF transfer with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), we achieve very smooth, homogeneous, highly oriented, ultrathin films across millimeter-scale areas that display moderate conductivity likely due to electron hopping. Here, the SAM is key for directing the transfer thereby enlarging the number and nature of the substrates of choice. We have exploited this versatility to evolve from deposition onto standard Si and Au to nonconventional substrates such as ferromagnetic Permalloy. We believe that this strategy might be useful for the integration of MOFs as active interfaces in electronic devices.


  • Víctor Rubio-Giménez
  • Sergio Tatay
  • Florence Volatron
  • Francisco Martinez
  • Carlos Martí-Gastaldo
  • Eugenio Coronado
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  • Composite Science and Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2576-2584
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
Early online date2016 Feb 5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch