Energy storage: Improving batteries and supercapacitors

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The depletion of fossil fuels has created the necessity for alternative power sources, renewable energy sources are intermittent by nature. Therefore, the utilization of renewable sources requires energy storage devices for the usage of the electricity generated. Metal ion batteries (Na, Li, and K) and supercapacitors have raised as the most promising energy storage technologies. However, some aspect of these devices needs to improve like service lifetime, energy density, and safety. Read More

Electronic Devices: Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks

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Material components of electronics are a fundamental part of the manufacturing of small devices. The miniaturization trend in electronic devices extends to the point of molecular-scale functionality in the nanometer scale. To stay in this road manufacturers require materials that can also be an integral part of the device, having several functions. Read More

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The world of MOF – novoMOF Newsletter April 2020

By | Catalysis, Company News, Energy Storage, Gas Capture and Sequestration, Gas Storage, Pharmaceuticals, Water purification / desalination | No Comments
Amidst the current global crisis, we are working hard on keeping up the pace of last year. We are all bound to our home office and will continue working from here. Fortunately, our CTO Gerald Bauer lives right around the corner from the laboratory and can still synthesise samples and larger batches.  Read More

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Particle Size of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Is it size that matters?

By | Adsorption, Catalysis, Energy Storage, General | No Comments
Depending on the application at hand, particle size can change the performance or even the applicability of metal-organic frameworks. Nanosized MOFs find applications in membranes or biomedical applications, while large MOFs are better suited for bulk applications such as gas storage. Controlling the size is thus of great importance. Read More