NH 2-MIL-53(Al): A high-contrast reversible solid-state nonlinear optical switch

Pablo Serra-Crespo, Monique A. Van Der Veen, Elena Gobechiya, Kristof Houthoofd, Yaroslav Filinchuk, Christine E.A. Kirschhock, Johan A. Martens, Bert F. Sels, Dirk E. De Vos*, Freek Kapteijn, Jorge Gascon

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The metal-organic framework NH 2-MIL-53(Al) is the first solid-state material displaying nonlinear optical switching due to a conformational change upon breathing. A switching contrast of at least 38 was observed. This transition originates in the restrained linker mobility in the very narrow pore configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8314-8317
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 23 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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