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Review: Nanoparticle Characterization: What to Measure?

In our new review article, we aim at providing a set of guidelines (see image below) to investigate and characterize the key parameters defining a nanoparticle sample, namely size, shape, surface charge, and porosity. We define these physicochemical terms and their implication in affecting nanoparticle properties. We then provide a critical overview of established and […]

Book review: Introduction to Reticular Chemistry

Reticular Chemistry is concerned with the linking of discrete molecular building units into crystalline porous extended structures through strong bonds. This chemistry is championed by novel classes of 2D and 3D extended structures among which metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are the most well-established ones. Despite the vast amount of work and […]

Selected for the Editorial Board of Advanced Functional Materials

We are honored to announce that Stefan Wuttke was selected for the Editorial Advisory Board of Advanced Functional Materials. Advanced Functional Materials reports breakthrough research in all aspects of materials science. Advanced Functional Materials is known for its rapid and fair peer review, quality content, and high impact (2018 Journal Citation Reports: 13.325), making it the first […]

School of Chemistry at Lincoln

The School of Chemistry at Lincoln opened in April 2014 as the first new School in Chemistry in the UK to be established ab initio for decades and admitted its first cohort of undergraduate students in September of that year. We have developed a curriculum that is modern, research-informed and grounded in the fundamentals of […]

CeNS award – Best Junior Scientist Publication Award 2018

We are very delighted to hear that our Paper „On-Surface Synthesis of Highly Oriented Thin Metal-Organic Framework Films through Vapor-Assisted Conversion“ won the „Best Junior Scientist Publication Award 2018“ of the Center for Nanoscience  (CeNS). This paper is a collaboration of our group with the group of Dana Medina. I would like to take the […]

“Super Summer” for PhD student Andreas Zimpel

Andreas Zimpel, a PhD student in the Wuttke Group, had many reasons to celebrate throughout the summer. On July 24th, Andi completed his thesis “External Surface Functionalization of MOF Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications” and was awarded his PhD. Only a few weeks later (and on his 31st birthday!) he was offered a position at Roche […]

Wuttke Group in Berkely

From the 15th of June to the 26th of June the Wuttke Group has been visiting UC Berkley. During this stay we had the privilege to work in close cooperation with Omar Yaghi and his group. We took this opportunity to adapt to the American lifestyle both work related and food wise, to make new […]

Violation of Archimedes’ Principle in Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles

Archimedes’ principle states that the weight of a submerged body is reduced by the weight of the fluid it displaces, implying that buoyancy can be described fully in terms of geometry and physics. In our Small article we show that porous nanoparticles can violate this assertion. Direct weighing of porous Metal-organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles in […]