Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBeton, Peter
dc.contributor.otherSummerfield, Alexen_UK
dc.contributor.otherCebula, Izabelaen_UK
dc.contributor.otherSchröder, Martinen_UK
dc.description.abstractHigh resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) is used to resolve the evolution of crystallites of a metal organic framework (HKUST-1) grown on Au(111) using a liquid-phase layer-by-layer methodology. The nucleation and faceting of individual crystallites is followed by repeatedly imaging the same sub-micron region after each cycle of growth and we find that the growing surface is terminated by {111} facets leading to the formation of pyramidal nanostructures for [100] oriented crystallites, and triangular [111] islands with typical lateral dimensions of 10s of nanometres. AFM images reveal that crystallites can grow by 5-10 layers in each cycle. The growth rate depends on crystallographic orientation and the morphology of the gold substrate, and we demonstrate that under these conditions the growth is nanocrystalline with a morphology determined by the minimum energy surface.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshAtomic force microscopyen_UK
dc.subject.lcshSupramolecular organometallic chemistryen_UK
dc.subject.lcshCrystal growthen_UK
dc.titleThe nucleation and early stages of layer-by-layer growth of metal organic frameworks on surfacesen_UK
dc.subject.freeMetal organic frameworks, SURMOFs, atomic force microscopy, HKUSTen_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Physical sciences::Chemistry::Physical chemistryen_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Physical sciences::Physics::Chemical physics, Solid-state physicsen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::Q Science::QC Physics::QC170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matteren_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::Q Science::QD Chemistry::QD450 Physical and theoretical chemistryen_UK 2013 - June 2014en_UK
uon.divisionFaculties, Schools and Departments::University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Physics and Astronomyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledFunders::Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeImages acquired using atomic force microscopyen_UK
uon.collectionmethodAtomic force microscopyen_UK
uon.rightscontactUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Public Research Data
    A collection of research data, held in this repository, that is publicly available, except where individual embargoes apply

Show simple item record