An Inside Look at a MOF in Action

November 25, 2013

Jeff Kortright and Walter Drisdell of the Materials Sciences Division led a study in which X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Advanced Light Source was used to make the first in situ electronic structure observations of the adsorption of carbon dioxide inside Mg-MOF-74, an open metal site MOF that has emerged as one of the most promising strategies for capturing and storing greenhouse gases. Experimental results were recorded at ALS beamline 6.3.1. Computational resources at both NERSC and the Molecular Foundry were used to help interpret the data. Also working on this study, which was carried out through Berkeley’s Energy Frontier Research Center, were Roberta Poloni, Thomas McDonald, Jeffrey Long, Berend Smit, Jeffrey Neaton and David Prendergast. More>

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