The center for multidimensional carbon materials (CMCM) inside the Institute of Basic Sciences (IBS, South Korea) has had a breakthrough in developing new material for testing superconductivity.
The researchers in the institute have created a 2D structure that is similar to a sponge under a microscope, which has astonishing conducting & magnetic properties. The material is part of the research conducted in the institute for Metal-Organic Framework (MOF), which can be used to sustainably help in the development of new ways of transporting and storing energy.
MOF’sMOF’s are particles as the name suggests with one part metallic and one part organic constituents, the metal ions are in the organic ligands, which acts as a binder and holds the lattice together. The structure is also known as a Swiss-Cheese structure, and it has interesting chemical properties, according to the chemists at the institute.
The researchers determined that doping this MOF with iodine ligands increased the conductivity of these structures by a billion times, now the quantum on which it was applied made it seem like a small number but the difference and the ratio of increase clearly represents the benefits of iodine doping and how this can be used to revitalize our energy delivery systems in the future.
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