Scientists have developed novel membranes, whose selectivity can be switched dynamically with the help of light. For this purpose, azobenzene molecules were integrated into membranes made of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy currently wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices, according to a team of materials scientists and electrical engineers.
An inventory of research on hybrid organic-inorganic materials to date has revealed surprising new properties for these materials. The more their crystalline structure has defects, the greater their performance.