11.07.13 17:15

Michael Hirscher

MOFs as quantum sieves for hydrogen isotope separation

Quantum sieving in nanopores is one promising route to separate light isotopes efficiently and effectively. Especially, the novel class of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is considered as promising sieving material due to the crystalline structure in combination with ultra-high porosity and uniform pore size. Experimental results, obtained by low-pressure high-resolution adsorption isotherms and cryogenic thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS) directly on isotope mixtures, will be presented for different MOF structures.

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