Aligned molecular sieve crystals


  • The authors thank Profs. W. H. Baur, M. Bülow and S. Dähne for stimulating discussions. Mrs. Vetter and Mrs. Fisch are thanked for technical assistance. The authors express their gratitude to the following institutions which have sponsored this work: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industrieller Forschungen (AIF), DECHEMA, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Bundesminis erium fur Forschung and Technologie, and the Polish Committee für Scientific Research (KBN). [AM C126]


The controlled incorporation of guest molecules in zeolites opens the way to novel materials with desirable optical, magnetic, or electronic properties. The properties of the guests are often direction dependent and therefore the bulk orientation of the host matrixes (see figure) in an electric field can lead to greatly enhanced performance.

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