MFU-4 - A metal-organic framework for highly effective H2/D 2 separation

Julia Teufel, Hyunchul Oh, Michael Hirscher, Mohammad Wahiduzzaman, Lyuben Zhechkov, Agnieszka Kuc, Thomas Heine, Dmytro Denysenko, Dirk Volkmer

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The metal-organic framework, MFU-4, possessing small cavities and apertures, is exploited for quantum sieving of hydrogen isotopes. Quantum mechanically, a molecule confined in a small cavity shows an increase in effective size depending on the particle mass, which leads to a faster deuterium adsorption from a H2/D2 isotope mixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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