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Locked MOFs are the key to high porosity

Feb 18, 2021

Sophisticated geometry design gives rise to a new form of crystalline material.

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Get a load of ZIF! Better delivery of cancer immunotherapy

Feb 11, 2021

An antibody loaded onto a porous metal organic framework is released by the acidic environment that surrounds tumors, avoiding the adverse effects of administering the antibody alone.

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Taking sieving lessons from nature

Jan 21, 2021

Nanostructure-templated electrochemical polymerization enhances speed and selectivity in organic membrane-based processes.

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Broadening horizons for people with quadriplegia

Jan 17, 2021

An assistive technology uses magnetic skin to support freedom of movement for people with quadriplegia.

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Molecular pores for thought

Dec 08, 2020

​Ultrathin porous films that can pluck out specific nanoscopic molecules could refine oil purification and drug development.

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Thinking outside the cage

Dec 02, 2020

Molecular cages, in which guest molecules cling to the cages’ outer surfaces rather than enter an internal cavity, could cut the environmental impact of separating mixtures of industrial chemicals, research from KAUST suggests.

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AI plots sustainable materials

Nov 22, 2020

Machine learning could teach us how to make the manufacturing of materials cleaner and more sustainable by taking a holistic view to identify the greenest production method, suggest KAUST researchers.

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Sensors get a laser shape up

Nov 17, 2020

A simple method developed at KAUST uses laser beams to create graphene electrodes that have better performance than those produced through older methods.

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Boosting the capacity of supercapacitors

Nov 01, 2020

A porous organic material created at KAUST could significantly improve energy storage and delivery by supercapacitors, which are devices that are able to deliver quick and powerful bursts of energy.

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A light touch for membrane selectivit

Aug 23, 2020

Membranes that change their pore size in response to external stimuli, such as pH, heat and light, are set to transform separation science and technology. Such smart membranes developed by KAUST researchers display tunable pore size, which means they can selectively separate compounds according to their size when exposed to different light wavelengths.

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Space invaders as MOFs act as liquids

Aug 11, 2020

Innovative materials called metal organic frameworks (MOFs) could become much more versatile following research that shows that they can be manipulated as liquids.

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Porous crystals harvest light

Aug 09, 2020

Drawing inspiration from photosynthesis, KAUST researchers have developed a new spin on metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that could help solar cells to gather more energy from the Sun.

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New spin brings rapid rescue from oil spills

Jul 23, 2020

An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel or organic solvents from the surface of fresh or salt water.

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Early warning sensor sniffs out cities' harmful gas

May 11, 2020

The design for an electronic sensor that sounds the alarm if toxic industrial and vehicle-exhaust gases exceed safe levels could lead to cleaner air in many cities. KAUST researchers have developed a small, low-cost device that senses nitrogen dioxide (NO2); it could be deployed in potential hotspots around cities, alerting authorities if levels of the harmful gas start to spike.

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Sensing a heart attack before it strikes

Apr 13, 2020

A wearable electronic device that alerts at-risk patients and their doctors that an acute heart attack is imminent could be developed using sensor technology created at KAUST.

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