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3D Printing of Metal Oxide Framework (MOF) Materials

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Technical Report,01 Mar 2017,31 Aug 2017

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University of Delaware Newark United States

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Major Goals Objective Metal Organic Framework MOF materials are a highly porous class of materials with an unparalleled degree of tunability and range of chemical and physical properties. As a result they have a large potential for use as sensitive and selective chemical sensors particularly for the detection of gas and vapor phase analytes. These properties may be further enhanced is the MOF materials are formed into complicated 3D structures. Additive manufacturing i.e. 3D printing may prove to be a useful tool in the fabrication of MOF materials into optical shapes. The specific goal of this project is to develop methods, materials and processes to 3-Dimensionally 3D Print Metal Organic Framework MOF materials onto substrates and into 3D structures. During this proof-of-concept efforts methods will be developed to 3D print samples of MOF materials onto a suitable substrates and into 3D structures.

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  • Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Miscellaneous Materials

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