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Controlling morphology of materials

In a recent review contribution of Jongkook Hwang, Aleksander Ejsmont, Ralph Freund, Joanna Gościańska, Bernhard Schmidt and us we discuss the challenge to control the morphology of metal oxides, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and porous carbon materials. We hope to bring to the attention of material community the importance of using smart ideas to shape and […]

MOF pore chemistry

In a recent contribution of Zhe Ji, Haoze Wang, Stefano Canossa, Omar M. Yaghi and us we developed the concept of MOF pore chemistry with an emphasis on the precise positioning of functionalities. Depending on whether there is an interplay between functionalities, we define three functionalization strategies: site isolation, site coupling, and site cooperation. By […]

Killing cancer with iron

“The dose makes the poison!” This adage, attributed to Paracelsus , explains a basic principle of toxicology: a substance can produce a harmful effect only if it reaches a certain “toxic” concentration. In reverse, it also means that a substance is not harmful below this toxic dose, and can even be vitally important for a […]

Circumventing wear and tear of adaptive porous materials

In our essay we bring to the attention of the material science community the importance of evaluating architectural damage made to porous materials in their prolonged usage. In the article, we present an overview of chemical, mechanical, and thermal origins of architectural damage (see image below) and provide general guidelines for its thorough assessment, prevention, […]

New Materials for a Better Life

On December 19th, the Basque minister Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, together with the Minister of Education Cristina Uriarte and the rector of the UPV / EHU Nekane Balluerka, visited the new headquarters of BCMaterials. They all visited the new research facilities that BERC center (Basque Excellence Research Center) offers and discussed the research focus and vision […]

We moved to BCMaterials

Stefan Wuttke received a precious Ikerbasque Research Professor position at the BCMaterials – Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. He is currently creating his brand new labs at the institute. The center is part of the Basque Excellence Research Centers (Basque Foundation for Science) network and is located near Bilbao. The mission of BCMaterials […]

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 […]