Unconventional nucleation and oriented growth of ZIF-8 crystals on non-polar surface
Loo, Say Chye Joachim
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Solar Fuels Laboratory
Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals show unconventionally selective nucleation and oriented growth on a patterned self-assembled monolayer (SAM) surface. The growth selectivity and crystal orientation are also affected by the odd-even effect for SAMs. The oriented growth of the ZIF-8 crystals is found to result from fast crystallization of the nuclei triggered by the specific SAM surfaces.
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